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bind

bind

 
 
pronunciation:
baInd
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: binds, binding, bound
definition 1: to tie together or fasten tightly with a rope or cord.
He will bind the newspapers with string.
synonyms:
fasten, secure, tie
antonyms:
release, untie
similar words:
attach, band, buckle, hitch, hook, join, lash, rope, strap
definition 2: to wrap or cover with a bandage.
The doctor bound her sprained arm.
synonyms:
bandage
similar words:
cover, dress, tape, wrap
definition 3: to force to do something by law or a sense of duty.
We will bind you with a promise.He felt bound to attend the wedding.
synonyms:
obligate, oblige
similar words:
require, restrict
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a bad or difficult situation.
By not showing up, you put us in a real bind.
synonyms:
fix, jam, predicament
similar words:
difficulty, knot, muddle, spot, trouble
derivation: bindable (adj.)
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