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as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
  • The town decided something had to be done; Mr. Conner said he knew who each and every one of them was, and he was bound and determined they wouldn’t get away with it, so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of...
    p.12.7

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  • She’s bound to get into a good college.
  • This joke is bound to make them laugh.

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as in: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
  • ...bound in chains and left to die in the basement...
    p.186.9

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  • The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists bound by rope.
  • The prisoner was gagged and bound.

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as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • He guided his arm to the Bible and his rubber-like left hand sought contact with the black binding.
    p.254.2

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  • The library buys books with a durable binding or rebinds them to make them stronger.
  • The book’s binding is coming loose.

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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • We bounded down the sidewalk on a spree of sheer relief, leaping and howling.
    p.146.9
  • As Atticus departed, Dill came bounding down the hall into the diningroom.
    p.211.4

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  • She’s the sort of person who bounds out of bed in the morning and runs five miles before starting her day.
  • The deer bounded across the trail and into the woods.

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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
as in: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
as in: It put me in a bind. Define
a difficult situation
as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
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