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Definition of "bind" []

  • To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord. (verb-transitive)
  • To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon. (verb-transitive)
  • To bandage: bound up their wounds. (verb-transitive)
  • To hold or restrain with or as if with bonds. (verb-transitive)
  • To compel, obligate, or unite: bound by a deep sense of duty; bound by a common interest in sports. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bind" in a sentence
  • "The issue where they might be able to pass some legislation that would really put the Republicans in a bind is the middle class tax cuts."
  • "The only way out of that bind is to assert that the economy was being under utilized during the 80's and therefore the deficits filled the consumption gap without crowding out investment."
  • "New Jersey: "N.J. program offers 'rescue team' for homeowners in bind""