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baIn dIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
Word Combinations (noun, adjective)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of fastening, securing, and holding tight or together.
The binding of her ankle helped it heal.I've always been interested in the printing and binding of books.
definition 2: a cover securing papers or pages of a book.
The binding has come loose and some of the pages have fallen out.
definition 3: a decorative or protective strip of fabric fastened to the edge of a piece of clothing, curtain, or the like.
The tablecloth will look finished once it has its binding around the edges.
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definition 4: a fastening device attached to a ski, designed to grip the ski boot.
When he fell, his boots detached from the bindings.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: uncomfortably restrictive.
He found the new uniform binding around his arms and shoulders.
definition 2: requiring compliance; compulsory.
The contract is legally binding.This agreement will be binding on both you and your heirs.
similar words:
compulsory, obligatory
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