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Harry Potter (#1) and the Sorcerer's Stone
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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • "Make yerselves at home," said Hagrid, letting go of Fang, who bounded straight at Ron and started licking his ears.
    p.140.6
  • Before he could say or think anything else, the dormitory door was flung open and Fred and George Weasley bounded in.
    p.202.4

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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: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
  • They were bound to notice something.
    p.10.4
  • —and you mustn’t go wandering around the school at night, think of the points you’ll lose Gryffindor if you’re caught, and you’re bound to be.
    p.154.7

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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: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • They bought Harry’s school books in a shop called Flourish and Blotts where the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as large as paving stones bound in leather; books the size of postage stamps in covers of silk; books full of peculiar symbols and a few books with nothing in them at all.
    p.80.4

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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
  • Harry struggled against the ropes binding him, but they didn’t give.
    p.290.5
  • He clapped his hands once, and the ropes binding Harry fell off.
    p.292.2

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  • Harry, still cheering, nudged Ron in the ribs and pointed at Malfoy, who couldn’t have looked more stunned and horrified if he’d just had the Body-Bind Curse put on him.
    p.306.8
  • As for Harry and Ron, their legs had already been bound tightly in long creepers without their noticing.
    p.277.7
  • "Petrificus Totalus!" she cried, pointing it at Neville.
    Neville’s arms snapped to his sides. His legs sprang together. His whole body rigid, he swayed where he stood and then fell flat on his face, stiff as a board.
    "It’s the full Body-Bind," said Hermione miserably.
    p.273.7

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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: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • Filch found them trying to force their way through a door that unluckily turned out to be the entrance to the out-of-bounds corridor on the third floor.
    p.132.7
  • And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.
    p.127.4

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  • There was no reason on earth that Professor McGonagall would accept for their being out of bed and creeping around the school in the dead of night, let alone being up the tallest astronomy tower, which was out-of-bounds except for classes.
    p.242.7

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  • The ball went out of bounds.
  • She stepped out of bounds, so the other team got the ball.

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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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