Definition of bound up with or in in English:

bound up with (or in)

Closely connected with or related to: democracy is bound up with a measure of economic and social equality
More example sentences
  • The outcome of an act of discipline is closely bound up with how a child experiences that relationship.
  • Let me warn you to remember that the salvation of your soul, and nothing less, is closely bound up with the subject.
  • It's too big a subject - too bound up with who I was, who I wanted to be and who I've become.
Synonyms
connected with, linked with, tied up with, united with, allied to, attached to, dependent on, reliant on
See parent entry: bound

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day inamorata
Pronunciation: ɪˌnaməˈrɑːtə
noun
a person's female lover