Definition of outward bound in English:

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outward bound



(Of a ship or passenger) going away from home: they were outward bound for the Great Barrier Reef
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  • After July 7, passport checks were set up at ports for all outward-bound passengers in order to ensure that terror suspects were not trying to flee the country so as to escape justice.
  • Hinkley thumped onto the deck of the nearest outward-bound ship.


(Outward Bound) [usually as modifier] trademark An organization that provides naval and adventure training and other outdoor activities for young people.
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