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bound1

 
pronunciation:
baUnd
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: held by bonds; tied.
His bound wrists were bleeding.
synonyms:
confined, tied, trussed
antonyms:
discrete
similar words:
chained, lashed, restricted, roped, tethered
definition 2: having a binding or cover.
This shelf should contain only bound books.
synonyms:
covered, encased, jacketed, wrapped
similar words:
hardbound, hardcover, soft-cover, stitched
definition 3: under ethical or legal obligation.
He is bound by his promise to marry her.
synonyms:
beholden, obligated, obliged
similar words:
amenable, committed, required
definition 4: certain; sure.
You're bound to be late if you don't leave now.She's bound to win; I just know it.
synonyms:
certain, sure
similar words:
doomed, fated, headed
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition: past tense and past participle of bind.
His hands were bound tightly.
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