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bound
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

3 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I can't/must. I'm bound by...
Definition
to be constrained in some way — such as tied up, prevented, required, or obligated
The exact meaning of this sense of bound is subject to its context. For example:
  • "Her wrists were bound." — tied up
  • "I am bound by my word." — required or obligated (in this case to keep a promise)
  • "It is a binding contract." — must be obeyed (The people who signed the contract are legally required to do what it says or suffer legal penalties.)
  • "He is muscle bound." — prevented from moving easily (due to having such large, tight muscles)
  • ...bound in chains and left to die in the basement...
    p. 186.9
bound = tied up
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2  —1 use as in:
the binding is loose
Definition
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • He guided his arm to the Bible and his rubber-like left hand sought contact with the black binding.
    p. 254.2
binding = the part of a book that holds the pages together
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3  —2 uses as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
Definition
to leap or jump
  • We bounded down the sidewalk on a spree of sheer relief, leaping and howling.
    p. 146.9
bounded = moved quickly (with leaping strides)
  • As Atticus departed, Dill came bounding down the hall into the diningroom.
    p. 211.4
bounding = running/leaping
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