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The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
  held together (connected or united) or wrapped

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The exact meaning of this sense of bound is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The pages of the book are bound with glue." — held together physically
  • "The book is bound in leather." — wrapped or covered
  • "The United States and England are bound together by a common language." — connected or united (tied together metaphorically)
  • "She cleaned the wound and bound it with fresh bandages." — wrapped
  • "She is wheelchair-bound." — connected (moves with a wheelchair because she is unable to walk)
  • "The jacket has bound buttonholes." — edges wrapped by fabric or trim rather than stitches
  • "She’s the one in the bound-edge hat." — where the edge of the hat is wrapped in a decorative material.
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Samples:
  • The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
  • The glue binds the two layers together.
  • Economic policy is tightly bound to political choices.
  • Her hair was bound into tight braids.

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  • Her hair was bound back in a single knot.
  • The bail of straw is bound with two wires.
  • The wall was built with primitive straw-bound bricks.
  • The kira is the national dress for women in Bhutan. It is an ankle-length dress consisting of a rectangular piece of fabric wrapped about the body, pinned at the shoulders, and bounded at the waist with a long belt.
  • Then I told her my father and mother was dead, and the law had bound me out to a mean old farmer in the country thirty mile back from the river, and he treated me so bad I couldn’t stand it no longer;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • He bound himself together with his will, fused his fear and loathing into a hatred, and stood up.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • This dead man is bound up with my life,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It’s not an accident-that’s what I say. It’s part and parcel of the whole business. It’s all bound up together.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • 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.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • There was a thick tartan scarf bound around his head, and his nose was unusually purple.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Hermione rummaged for a moment and then extracted from the pile a large volume, bound in faded black leather.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • She took a chair by me, washed the blood from my face, and, with a mother’s tenderness, bound up my head, covering the wounded eye with a lean piece of fresh beef.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • By and by he bound up my wound, and sent me downstairs to get a glass of wine for myself.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I am a good woman, I know it; and if you believe I may do only good work in the world, and yet be secretly bound to Satan, then I must tell you, sir, I do not believe it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I look for something to bind loosely round it [the wound].
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The ties that ordinarily bind children to their homes were all suspended in my case.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • In the library I found, to my great delight, a vast number of English books, whole shelves full of them, and bound volumes of magazines and newspapers.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • In the meantime Kat has taken a bandage from a dead man’s pocket and we carefully bind the wound.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • On the far side of the house I found him pressed close against the old iron-bound oak door of the chapel.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • 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.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • My wrist bled freely, and quite a little pool trickled on to the carpet. I saw that my friend was not intent on further effort, and occupied myself binding up my wrist...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He can, when once he find his way, come out from anything or into anything, no matter how close it be bound or even fused up with fire, solder you call it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Rushing over to the great iron-bound oaken door, which Dr. Seward had described from the outside, and which I had seen myself, he turned the key in the lock, drew the huge bolts, and swung the door open.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Albert binds up my wounds with his field dressing.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He has been bleeding badly and she binds him up.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It is my opinion that thousands would escape from slavery, who now remain, but for the strong cords of affection that bind them to their friends.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I bind up his wound; his shin seems to be smashed.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Once we had such desires—but they return not. They are past, they belong to another world that is gone from us. In the barracks they called forth a rebellious, wild craving for their return; for then they were still bound to us, we belonged to them and they to us, even though we were already absent from them.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
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