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bound1 British & World English

Walk or run with leaping strides

bound2 British & World English

A territorial limit; a boundary

bound3 British & World English

Going or ready to go towards a specified place

bound4 British & World English

past and past participle of bind.

bound in bind British & World English

Tie or fasten (something) tightly together

pot-bound British & World English

(Of a plant) having roots which fill the flowerpot, leaving no room for them to expand

egg-bound British & World English

(Of a hen) unable through weakness or disease to expel its eggs

ice-bound British & World English

Completely surrounded or covered by ice

brass-bound British & World English

Trimmed or banded with brass fittings

bound form British & World English

A morpheme that occurs only as an element of a compound word and cannot stand on its own, such as -ing or -er

root-bound British & World English

Another term for pot-bound.

rock-bound British & World English

(Of a coast or shore) rocky and inaccessible

ring-bound British & World English

Bound in a ring binder

rule-bound British & World English

Overly limited or restricted by rules

desk-bound British & World English

Restricted to working in an office, rather than in an active, physical capacity

duty-bound British & World English

Morally or legally obliged to do something

iron-bound British & World English

Bound with iron

outward bound British & World English

(Of a ship or passenger) going away from home

culture-bound British & World English

Restricted in character or outlook by belonging or referring to a particular culture

spiral-bound British & World English

(Of a book or notepad) bound with a wire or plastic spiral threaded through a row of holes along one edge

honour-bound British & World English

Morally obliged to do something

leather-bound British & World English

(Especially of a book) strengthened by a leather binding

muscle-bound British & World English

Having well-developed or overdeveloped muscles

bound up in British & World English

Focusing on to the exclusion of all else

bound up with British & World English

Closely connected with or related to

I'll be bound British & World English

Used to emphasize that one is sure of something

bound up in in bound4 British & World English

Focusing on to the exclusion of all else

bound up with in bound4 British & World English

Closely connected with or related to

I'll be bound in bound4 British & World English

Used to emphasize that one is sure of something

in honour bound in honour British & World English

another way of saying on one's honour below.

bind British & World English

Wrap (something) tightly

bind to in bind British & World English

Combine with (a substance) through chemical bonding

fogbound British & World English

Unable to travel normally because of thick fog

bind off in bind British & World English

Cast off in knitting

bind off British & World English

Cast off in knitting

be bound by in bind British & World English

Be hampered or constrained by

casebound British & World English

(Of a book) hardback

earthbound British & World English

Restricted to the earth

eastbound British & World English

Leading or travelling towards the east

housebound British & World English

Unable to leave one’s house, typically due to illness or old age

hidebound British & World English

Unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention

bind oneself in bind British & World English

Make a contractual or enforceable undertaking

be bound with in bind British & World English

(Of an object) be encircled by something, typically metal bands, so as to have greater strength

northbound British & World English

Travelling or leading towards the north

stormbound British & World English

Prevented by storms from starting or continuing a journey

snowbound British & World English

Prevented from travelling or going out by snow or snowy weather

southbound British & World English

Travelling or leading towards the south

westbound British & World English

Leading or travelling towards the west


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