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bound -- as in: The deer bound across the trail.
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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • 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.
  • The dog jumped the fence in a single bound.
  • The company is growing by leaps and bounds.

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  • I clipped along, and all of a sudden I bounded right on to the ashes of a camp fire that was still smoking.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • In a moment the dogs came bounding back.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • We bounded down the sidewalk on a spree of sheer relief, leaping and howling.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Then there was a creature bounding along the pig track toward him, with tusks gleaming and an intimidating grunt.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I am almost in, there is a rising screech, I bound, I run like a deer...
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ...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.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • "Make yerselves at home," said Hagrid, letting go of Fang, who bounded straight at Ron and started licking his ears.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "C’mon, Fang, we’re going for a walk," said Harry, patting his leg, and Fang bounded happily out of the house behind them, dashed to the edge of the forest, and lifted his leg against a large sycamore tree.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • But with a great creaking of rusty bedsprings, Ron bounded off the bed and got there first.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Suddenly with a single bound he leaped into the room.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And before Harry could stop him, Dobby bounded off the bed, seized Harry’s desk lamp, and started beating himself around the head with earsplitting yelps.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Immediately the dogs bounded forward, seized four of the pigs by the ear and dragged them, squealing with pain and terror, to Napoleon’s feet.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • As Atticus departed, Dill came bounding down the hall into the diningroom.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Today he came back, and almost bounded into the room at about half-past five o’clock, and thrust last night’s "Westminster Gazette" into my hand.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Before he could say or think anything else, the dormitory door was flung open and Fred and George Weasley bounded in.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "Now, we’ll go upstairs really quietly," said Fred, "and wait for Mum to call us for breakfast. Then, Ron, you come bounding downstairs going, ’Mum, look who turned up in the night!’ and she’ll be all pleased to see Harry and no one need ever know we flew the car."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The moment that the first shells whistle over and the air is rent with the explosions there is suddenly in our veins, in our hands, in our eyes a tense waiting, a watching, a heightening alertness, a strange sharpening of the senses. The body with one bound is in full readiness.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • 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.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Why had he never appreciated what a miracle he was, brain and nerve and bounding heart?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He kicked a stone and it bounded into the water.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Lockhart bounded into the room and the class stared at him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Then the monstrous red thing bounded across the neck and he flung himself flat while the tribe shrieked.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Suddenly Jack bounded out from the tribe and began screaming wildly.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The rock bounded on, thumping and smashing toward the beach, while a shower of broken twigs and leaves fell on him.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • With one bound the lust to live flares up again and everything that has filled my thoughts goes down before it.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • With one bound I follow him and fall into a ditch that lies behind the hedge.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • 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.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • These voices, these quiet words, these footsteps in the trench behind me recall me at a bound from the terrible loneliness and fear of death by which I had been almost destroyed.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The body lies still, but in the eyes there is such an extraordinary expression of fright that for a moment I think they have power enough to carry the body off with them. Hundreds of miles away with one bound.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
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To see samples using other meanings of bound, click a word sense below:
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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