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bound
used in Of Mice and Men

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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)
  • An' Candy'll send a hunderd dollars to bind her.
    p. 61.4
bind = obligate
There are no more uses of "bound" in Of Mice and Men.

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