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as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
  • And if this fight is long, he’s bound to win.
  • Val, it was bound to happen.

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  • They’re bound to ice him.

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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: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • Ender liked having the announcement of the extra fifteen minutes come from the toon leaders. Let the boys learn that leniency comes from their toon leaders, and harshness from their commander. It will bind them better in the small, tight knots of this fabric.
  • Oh, wow, I never knew that frogs looked like this inside, he’d say, and then at home he studied the binding of cells into organisms through the philotic collation of DNA.

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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: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
  • The I.F. could do it, even if the American government was constitutionally bound not to.

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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: It put me in a bind. Define
a difficult situation
  • It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. It’s the bind we were in. We had to have a commander with.... But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.

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  • When she started to gossip, it put her friend in a bind.
  • The Chinese move puts the U.S. administration in a bind.

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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • ...so instead of kicking he lunged upward off the floor, with the powerful lunge of the soldier bounding from the wall, and jammed his head into Bonzo’s face.

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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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