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Lord of the Flies
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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • Then there was a creature bounding along the pig track toward him, with tusks gleaming and an intimidating grunt.
  • The water bounded from the mountain-top, tore leaves and branches from the trees, poured like a cold shower over the struggling heap on the sand.

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  • He kicked a stone and it bounded into the water.
  • Then the monstrous red thing bounded across the neck and he flung himself flat while the tribe shrieked.
  • The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest.
  • Suddenly Jack bounded out from the tribe and began screaming wildly.
  • The rock bounded on, thumping and smashing toward the beach, while a shower of broken twigs and leaves fell on him.
  • The great rock that had killed Piggy had bounded into this thicket and bounced there, right in the center, making a smashed space a few feet in extent each way.

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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: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • He bound himself together with his will, fused his fear and loathing into a hatred, and stood up.

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  • The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
  • The glue binds the two layers together.

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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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