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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • He turned back to Hermione, raised the jagged rock, and began to hack at her bindings too At once, several pairs of strong gray hands seized him.

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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: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • Harry planned his excursion carefully, because he had been caught out of bed and out-of-bounds by Filch the caretaker in the middle of the night once before, and had no desire to repeat the experience.
  • I’m waiting for your letter giving me your word you won’t stray out-of-bounds again.

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  • Sirius "Who’s he, to lecture me about being out-of-bounds?" said Harry in mild indignation as he folded up Sirius’s letter and put it inside his robes.
  • He continued, "As ever, I would like to remind you all that the forest on the grounds is out-of-bounds to students, as is the village of Hogsmeade to all below third year.

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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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  • The placing of your name in the goblet constitutes a binding, magical contract.
  • Bagman suddenly spotted Harry, got up quickly, and bounded forward.

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  • We must follow the rules, and the rules state clearly that those people whose names come out of the Goblet of Fire are bound to compete in the tournament.
  • Binding magical contract, like Dumbledore said.
  • The champions aren’t supposed to know what’s coming — she’s bound to tell her student, isn’t she?
  • Winky forgets she is not bound to Mr. Crouch anymore; she is allowed to speak her mind now, but she won’t do it.
  • Yet if he didn’t do it soon, she was bound to have been asked by somebody else.
  • She used her own brand of magic to bind me to her.
  • It was a bright and sunny day; Fang bounded out of the open door as they approached, barking and wagging his tail madly.
  • There was a week to go before February the twenty-fourth (there was still time) …. there were five days to go (he was bound to find something soon) …. three days to go (please let me find something… please)…. With two days left.

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  • He began to hack at the ropes binding Ron, and after several minutes’ hard work, they broke apart.
  • Harry darted forward and began to hack at the ropes binding the small girl to the statue, and at last she was free.
  • Even as Harry watched, the chains on the arms of the chair glowed suddenly gold and snaked their way up Karkaroff’s arms, binding him there.
  • He was hanging limply in the ropes binding him to the headstone of Voldemort’s father, looking up into those bright red eyes through a kind of mist.
  • Then he raised his wand once more and ropes flew out of it, ropes that twisted themselves around Barty Crouch, binding him tightly.
  • Four people were bound tightly to the tail of the stone merperson.
  • Karkaroff straightened himself as best he could, tightly bound to the chair.
  • "No!" shouted Karkaroff, straining at the chains that bound him to the chair.
  • Some of these are bound to come in handy.
  • Harry couldn’t blame him; Moodys fear of attack was bound to have been increased by his ten-month imprisonment in his own trunk.
  • Harry could do nothing to prevent it, he was tied too tightly…… Squinting down, struggling hopelessly at the ropes binding him, he saw the shining silver dagger shaking in Wormtails remaining hand.
  • Bagman looked nervous as he sat down in the chained chair, but it did not bind him there as it had bound Karkaroff, and Bagman, perhaps taking heart from this, glanced around at the watching crowd, waved at a couple of them, and managed a small smile.
  • Bagman looked nervous as he sat down in the chained chair, but it did not bind him there as it had bound Karkaroff, and Bagman, perhaps taking heart from this, glanced around at the watching crowd, waved at a couple of them, and managed a small smile.
  • Once sure that Harry was bound so tightly to the headstone that he couldn’t move an inch, Wormtail drew a length of some black material from the inside of his cloak and stuffed it roughly into Harry’s mouth; then, without a word, he turned from Harry and hurried away.

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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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