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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.

bound1 English Thesaurus

he raised his bound ankles and kicked the door down

bound2 English Thesaurus

the hares bound and skip in the warm sunshine

bound3 English Thesaurus

corporate freedom of action is bounded by law

bound in bind British & World English

Tie or fasten (something) tightly together

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

pot-bound British & World English

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

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

brass-bound British & World English

Trimmed or banded with brass fittings

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

ring-bound British & World English

Bound in a ring binder

rock-bound British & World English

(Of a coast or shore) rocky and inaccessible

root-bound British & World English

Another term for pot-bound.

rule-bound British & World English

Overly limited or restricted by rules

culture-bound British & World English

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

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

outward bound British & World English

(Of a ship or passenger) going away from home

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

Outward Bound New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

organization for adventure training

bound up in British & World English

Focusing on to the exclusion of all else

I'll be bound British & World English

Used to emphasize that one is sure of something

bound up with British & World English

Closely connected with or related to

bind British & World English

Wrap (something) tightly

be bound by in bind British & World English

Be hampered or constrained by

be bound with in bind British & World English

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

bind to in bind British & World English

Combine with (a substance) through chemical bonding

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


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