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bound
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

4 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
south-bound lanes
Definition
traveling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • A rumour is going round that there may be peace, but the other story is more likely—that we are bound for Russia.
    Chapter 9 (7% in)
bound = to travel to a specific location
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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2  —7 uses as in:
bound together
Definition
held together (connected or united) or wrapped
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.
  • This dead man is bound up with my life,
    Chapter 9 (86% in)
bound = connected or tied
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I look for something to bind loosely round it [the wound].
    Chapter 4 (89% in)
  • bind = wrap
  • In the meantime Kat has taken a bandage from a dead man's pocket and we carefully bind the wound.
    Chapter 4 (90% in)
  • bind = wrap
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (60% in)
  • bound = connected
  • Albert binds up my wounds with his field dressing.
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • binds = wraps
  • He has been bleeding badly and she binds him up.
    Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • binds = wraps (wounds)
  • I bind up his wound; his shin seems to be smashed.
    Chapter 11 (79% in)
bind = wrap
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3  —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)
  • Meanwhile we bind him, but in such a way that in case of attack he can be released at once.
    Chapter 6 (32% in)
bind = tie up
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4  —6 uses as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
Definition
to leap or jump
  • I am almost in, there is a rising screech, I bound, I run like a deer...
    Chapter 10 (14% in)
bound = leap
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    Chapter 4 (13% in)
  • bound = leap
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 (42% in)
  • bound = leap
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 (64% in)
  • bound = leap
  • With one bound the lust to live flares up again and everything that has filled my thoughts goes down before it.
    Chapter 9 (91% in)
  • bound = leap
  • With one bound I follow him and fall into a ditch that lies behind the hedge.
    Chapter 10 (26% in)
bound = leap
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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