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bound
used in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets

4 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
She's bound to succeed.
Definition
almost certain to; or determined to
  • Snape said it was in a book called Moste Potente Potions and it's bound to be in the Restricted Section of the library.
    Chapter 9 — The Writing on the Wall (98% in)
bound = almost certainly
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Natural to want a bit more once you've had that first taste — and I blame myself for giving you that, be cause it was bound to go to your head — but see here, young man, you can't start flying cars to try and get yourself noticed.
    Chapter 6 — Gilderoy Lockhart (29% in)
  • You know how greedy they are, they're bound to eat them.
    Chapter 12 — The Polyjuice Potion (40% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets.

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2  —1 use 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.
  • There was a thick tartan scarf bound around his head, and his nose was unusually purple.
    Chapter 8 — The Deathday Party (18% in)
bound = wrapped
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets.

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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)
  • DOBBY'S is a houseelf bound to serve one house and one family forever .
    Chapter 2 — Dobby's Warning (18% in)
bound = required
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets.

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4  —4 uses as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
Definition
to leap or jump
  • "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.
    Chapter 15 — Aragog (39% in)
bounded = leaped
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    Chapter 2 — Dobby's Warning (47% in)
  • "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."
    Chapter 3 — The Burrow (46% in)
  • Lockhart bounded into the room and the class stared at him.
    Chapter 15 — Aragog (26% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets.

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