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British English: /bʌɪnd/
American English: /baɪnd/

Translation of bind in French:


  • what a bind!
    quelle corvée!
    it's a bind having to…
    c'est une vraie corvée de devoir…

transitive verb prét, pp bound

  • 1 (tie up)
    attacher (hands, feet, bundle, parcel)
    ligoter (person)
    panser (wound)
    they bound him to a post
    ils l'ont attaché à un poteau
  • 2 (constrain) to bind somebody to do
    (law, rule, contract, oath)
    imposer à quelqu'un de faire
    to be bound by
    être tenu par (law, rule, contract, oath)
  • 3 (unite)
    also: bind together
    unir (people, family, community)
    the love that binds him to her
    l'amour qui l'unit à elle
  • 4 (in sewing)
    poser un biais sur (edge)
  • 5 (in bookbinding)
    relier (book) (in en)
  • 6 (Culinary)
    lier (mixture) (with avec)

intransitive verb

  • prét, pp bound
    (Biology, Chemistry) (particles)
    se lier (to à)
    (Culinary) (mixture)

reflexive verb

  • prét, pp bound
    to bind oneself
    (commit oneself) (to belief, action) s'engager (to something à quelque chose)
    (emotionally) se lier (to somebody à quelqu'un)


to be in a bind

[informal] (American English)
être dans le pétrin [informal]

Phrasal verbs

bind over

bind [somebody] over (Law)
relâcher [quelqu'un] sous condition
he was bound over to keep the peace
on l'a relâché sous condition qu'il ne récidive pas
he was bound over to appear before the High Court
on l'a relâché sous condition pour qu'il puisse comparaître devant la cour suprême

bind up

bind up [something], bind [something] up
bander (wound, part of body)
attacher (bundle)
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