Adjective "bind" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Tie or fasten (something) tightly together.
  1. 'they bound her hands and feet'
  2. 'After the corpse has been washed and dressed, its hands and feet are bound together to stop them inadvertently springing apart.'
  3. 'My hands and ankles were bound together by coarse rope so there was no way I could run.'
  4. 'But the answer is to be found in the fact that the advantages and disadvantages of parenthood are inextricably bound together.'
  5. 'The four steel rods were bound together at the top to form a pyramid, and the netting was draped and then wired to the rods and loosely sewn shut with string.'
  6. 'Pack them in your travel cover, binding them with packing tape so they won't rattle around.'
  7. 'The next morning the young girl is gone, but she has left a bound bundle of sticks in her place; she is returning home.'
  8. 'It is bound together by kinship ties of blood and especially brotherhood.'
  9. 'Those eyes locked instantly on his own and both of them felt a strange pull towards each other, a connection that was subtle and yet firm, something like being bound with silk.'
  10. 'For Greene, as for many Vatican II Catholics, theology, politics, and economics were tightly bound together.'
  11. 'Her feet were covered with sandal clad tabi and her arms were adorned with long white zouri that were bound at the elbow by a red ribbon.'
  12. 'Viewers have often wondered where the kids are bound and gagged while she whips up her divine culinary creations and who washes the mountains of dishes she leaves in her wake.'
  13. 'It was rather weak at first, but grew so rapidly that, had he been able to do anything other then feel pain, he might have ripped himself free from the restraints that bound him.'
  14. 'He was bound and gagged in the same manner as her.'
  15. 'Shackles bind him at the wrists and ankles, stretching his body long across the table.'
  16. 'Michael was bound, but not gagged, thankfully, and looked slightly beat up.'
  17. 'It was Maria and she was bound, gagged and blindfolded!'
  18. 'Two medical personnel had just shot her mother with a tranquilizer dart and had bound her with restraining cloth.'
  19. 'I was bound, gagged, and thrown over a horse's back.'
  20. 'She tried to scream but found that someone had gagged and bound her.'
  21. 'When we arrived there, I felt as if I was bound and gagged.'
  22. 'her hair was bound up in a towel'
  23. 'Her thick black hair has been bound into a single ponytail.'
  24. 'Briskly quartered tomatoes lay on the chopping board next to a sprig of spring onions with wispy, soiled roots and fresh green stalks, bound by a blue elastic band.'
  25. 'The long black hair bound back in a single braid secured with a strip of cloth.'
  26. 'It was a cheap, nylon carpet with a rubber back and was bound with white plastic string.'
  27. 'She had black hair that was bound in a neat ponytail and was a foot taller than Joshua, which was tall for a girl.'
  28. 'Viviane's deep red hair was bound up into a bun, although some of her hair was free anyway and very curly.'
  29. 'In doing so he referred to the evidence of the pathologist and concluded that it was pure speculation to suggest that the deceased was bound with the bed sheet.'
  30. 'Her flaxen hair was drawn back in a single plait bound with cord.'
  31. 'Neston Church was bound in a huge banner as part of a global campaign to wrap up world poverty last week.'
  32. 'Her first letter had appeared other-worldly among the drab envelopes of the evening mail call, a grand parchment rolled like a diploma and bound in a single red ribbon.'
  33. 'It was better than keeping it bound in bandages.'
  34. 'Uttering a muttered curse, I yank off my shirt and rip it into strips, which I bind tightly over the wounds.'
  35. 'Our congregations will offer their practical and pastoral resources to bind up the wounds of the nation.'
  36. 'A passing taxi driver saw him, stopped to bind his wounds with bandages from his first aid kit, thus saving his life, and called an ambulance.'
  37. 'He staggered to his home where his family bound up the wound with rags.'
  38. 'The remains of his shirt had been removed to get at the wound, which was thickly bound in white bandages.'
  39. 'After getting her wounds bound, Razi led Asher and Iola to the dungeons to inform Daniel and his crew of the victory.'
  40. 'Soon, she had cleaned the wounds, and bound them with bandages.'
  41. 'At the same time, compress the area with an elastic bandage without binding it too tightly (you should be able to slide your finger under the bandage).'
  42. 'As a Blue Hawk, she was the best medic available, and with neat motions she tore her tunic into bandages and bound the wounded limbs tightly to staunch the bleeding.'
  43. 'She looked at her chest and noticed the bandages that bound her chest were gone.'
  44. 'Also, they were bound with several bands of intricately carved bronze.'
  45. 'The metal doors were bound with lock and chain but they were also partially unhinged from the wall.'
  46. 'Built on a solid concrete foundation, the house is bound together with vertical and horizontal steel rods.'
Stick together or cause to stick together in a single mass.
  1. 'Soya is used to ‘bulk out’ and bind many processed foods, such as sausages, lasagne, beefburgers and chicken nuggets and it allows food firms to claim a higher protein content on the label.'
  2. 'Sift the icing sugar and stir into the flour, then bind together with egg yolk and milk.'
  3. 'For example, EPIC calculates the amount of phosphorus and organic nitrogen that binds with the soil and is lost off the fields through erosion.'
  4. 'Organic matter tends to bind up some soil pesticides, reducing their effectiveness.'
  5. 'You may need to use a little bit of cold water to get it to bind together.'
  6. 'Stir in enough milk to bind and knead the dough until it is soft and smooth.'
  7. 'Mix in the chopped spinach and spicy mushroom mix, then bind together with the egg white.'
  8. 'Combine ingredients in a bowl, bind together with an egg; take a large spoonful of mixture, roll it in a ball, flatten it & then coat with breadcrumbs.'
  9. 'The body of the dish is pure cocoa bound only with egg white.'
  10. 'The meat will bind itself when it is mixed with the rest of the ingredients.'
  11. 'In its broadest sense this term denotes painting done in pigments bound with a medium (generally gum arabic) which is soluble in water.'
  12. 'PsbS provides an essential function in plant photoprotection, with only minimal pigment binding.'
  13. 'However, the steady-state equilibrium between bound and free pigment was largely in favor of the free form.'
  14. 'The chemical is bound directly to the fabric and said to remain effective through 25 washings.'
  15. 'ABL is a member of a group of proteins, which bind the Thomsen-Friedenreich antigen selectively and with high affinity.'
  16. 'Surprisingly, the dye molecules seem to be bound predominantly to the outer surface of the lipid bilayer.'
  17. 'The new study is the first demonstration that binding a chemical to only CB2 receptors has an analgesic effect, Fink says.'
  18. 'It is a result of the interplay of the DNA binding and protein degradation kinetics.'
  19. 'In contrast to most previously proposed models, chloride must not be bound for GABA translocation to occur.'
  20. 'Since both domains of riboflavin synthase can bind ligand molecules, one would expect to observe separate sets of signals for ligands bound to each respective domain.'
  21. 'So far we have assumed that a myosin head can bind anywhere on the actin filament with equal probability.'
  22. 'In bread applications, whey proteins that are chemically bound and interacting with starch could reduce the extent of staling during bread storage.'
  23. 'That is, the protein releases a number of protons when binding the positively charged peptide.'
  24. 'these proteins have been reported to bind to calmodulin'
  25. 'Tropomyosin binds to actin by occupying seven consecutive monomers.'
  26. 'Capture antibodies that revealed binding to non-cognate antigens were removed or replaced with suitable alternatives.'
  27. 'How can one explain the action of proteins that bind to the DNA far away from their point of action?'
  28. 'We used several methods to change the strength of the histone binding to DNA.'
  29. 'The skeleton is anchored to the bilayer via binding to integral proteins.'
  30. 'An extreme example is the fact that the enzyme can bind to membrane carbohydrates and protein receptors.'
  31. 'The RNA polymerase binds to DNA with the help of other proteins called transcription factors.'
  32. 'Plasminogen binds to both fibrinogen and fibrin, thereby being incorporated into a clot as it is formed.'
  33. 'Recent studies have shown that oestrogen metabolites can bind to DNA and trigger damage.'
  34. 'Being a lipophillic compound, it can inhibit or bind to several regulatory enzymes and proteins.'
  35. 'Fiber can bind you up if you suddenly add a lot of it to your diet.'
  36. 'My doctor told me one time that apple juice can sometimes bind them up too!'
Cause (people) to feel united.
  1. 'Our nations are bound together by history, culture, language and genealogy.'
  2. 'Speechless and inarticulate, they are bound together forever in their sense of loss and love for a young woman, whom they never really knew nor understood.'
  3. 'They are bound together by a joy of playing and a sense of decency.'
  4. 'We empathise and share in your pain, but we know the mettle you are made of, and we are sure you will bind together and be a force to be reckoned with in Panorama 2006 and beyond.'
  5. 'The groundbreaking project is aimed at identifying the movers and shakers who bind together the community and ensure important projects are carried forward.'
  6. 'This is why we must bind together to overcome them, as we pursue happiness, seek to improve our lives, and develop the ideal society of which we are capable.'
  7. 'However, the ties which bind the United States and Turkey together as important allies remain.'
  8. 'I agree with those who underscore the complementarity of both interests and values that increasingly bind the United States and India.'
  9. 'Our lives were bound together now, despite the freedom he had wanted for us both.'
  10. 'The desire to share information with others in the framing industry binds those who join guilds and clubs.'
  11. 'touches like that had bound men to him for life'
  12. 'In many ways, then, this is a book about how a person can come to define himself as much through the cultural artefacts he absorbs in his formative years as through the people he is bound to, or bonds with, along the way.'
  13. 'I love to write and free my mind off all the ties life binds me to.'
  14. 'The length of the filmmaker's relationship to his documentary subjects permits the film to illuminate the social and political complexity of the Korean national trauma through individual lives and the ties that bind them to others.'
  15. 'The ties binding them to their homeland exist only to be cut.'
  16. 'The ties that bind us to everyone else are weaker now than for a very long time, and there is little sense that society is moving forward to a better future.'
  17. 'He had never understood what had bound Madeleine to him for so long - love was just a word to cover ignorance, he had always assumed.'
  18. 'Ultimately, it is her sense of place that crowns her book - her ability to summon up the African vistas that bound Finch Hatton to the continent.'
  19. 'The ties that bind Martin O'Neill to Celtic may have been, in reality, loosened by the Irishman's decision to sign only a 12-month rolling contract with the club last month.'
  20. 'Ties beyond trade and commerce bound Alabama to Havana.'
  21. 'And our government, who we are bound to by the fact that we elected them (if we even did) does not seem to care one bit at all.'
Impose a legal or contractual obligation on.
  1. 'She also pointed out that the legal contract is binding in the language of the country you are buying in.'
  2. 'Now that the case is more or less settled, I no longer feel bound by legal considerations to keep silent on important details.'
  3. 'Could a defendant sued in tort rely on an exclusion clause in the contract when sued by a person who was not a party, and therefore traditionally not bound by its terms?'
  4. 'She is a landed immigrant in Canada and bound by bail terms imposed Dec. 18.'
  5. 'It would be a very different matter if the question was reconsidered on a purely Western European basis, in which case a text might be elaborated which would be binding in the legal sense.'
  6. 'So anybody who joined up had notice of that provision and was contractually bound by it.'
  7. 'Both objections mean that Iceland is not bound by the terms of those conventions as they apply to those species.'
  8. 'Less bound by legal procedure, such a commission can more quickly document a greater number of victims of authoritarian repression than the courts.'
  9. 'This method was cheaper than importing additional workers that could no longer be contractually bound.'
  10. 'Neither is it bound by any legal constraints since it is impersonal and can be practiced without a formal declaration of war.'
  11. 'he was bound apprentice at the age of sixteen'
  12. 'They also worked for others as apprentices, or as bound labor paying off a debt, or because they were put out to work by county officials as paupers or orphans.'
  13. 'This relationship explains why domestic slaves, even after they had been manumitted, invariably remained with their master at whose death they often bound themselves to his heir or sought the protection of another master.'
  14. 'What he contractually bound himself to do was something which, if he had done it directly, without any contractual obligation, would have left the devisee or legatee vulnerable to a claim under the Act.'
  15. 'The two parties did indeed initially bind themselves to a strict business contract, with Coutts supplying Albeniz with a large income in return for setting his poetry and opera librettos.'
  16. 'The European Union and Japan ratify the Kyoto protocol on climate change, binding themselves to cut greenhouse-gas emissions - by eight per cent from 1990 levels by 2008-12 in Europe, and by six per cent in Japan.'
  17. 'These new American states bound themselves into a revolutionary alliance that worked first through the Continental Congress and then, beginning in 1781, the Articles of Confederation.'
  18. 'Those reports are a rich and intelligent source, but under the old Convention parties bound themselves only to conform to the final judgments of the Court and the decisions of the Committee of Ministers.'
  19. 'It is not possible to conceive of a practice whereby Government binds itself as a matter of law to consult before introducing primary legislation.'
  20. 'This is because in the non-statutory scheme the financial institution has bound itself in contract to accept the ombudsman's decision as final.'
  21. 'Under congressional dicta, an individual must meet specific criteria to be a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and binds himself, via contract, to certain obligations.'
  22. 'Let's really know what we are doing before bind ourselves to a huge tax increase that we cannot afford.'
  23. '‘The original jurisdiction of the court is constituted under a national law by the ability of the participating countries to bind themselves by agreement to constitute and recognise a regional court,’ he said.'
  24. 'he was bound over to keep the peace by magistrates'
  25. 'But Samantha Leigh, prosecuting, said trouble started in 1998 when Henson received a bind over from magistrates for a common assault on Mrs Williams.'
  26. 'The Magistrates' Court may bind you over to keep the peace for a specified period in a number of different circumstances.'
  27. 'Sarah did not want to be bound by a rigid timetable'
  28. 'Unlike now when love is bound by how much one can offer in terms of sustenance and outings, the romance of the time was real.'
  29. 'Mr Proctor said the staff involved were bound by guidelines which meant the decision on whether to break the child's confidence would depend on assessment of their competence and whether they were in danger.'
  30. 'Doyle said the local police station was isolated on Jones Rd and he would like it to be on the section owned by police on Tennyson St in Rolleston but said police were bound by finances.'
  31. 'I do not see why he should not be entitled to do so, nor why he should not be bound by that.'
  32. 'Back then we were bound by a sense of self-selected minority identity, sociological martyrs united in spirit against the misguided mainstream.'
  33. 'The groom's folks were bound by custom to be even more critical of her appearance and her dowry than were the neighborhood women.'
  34. 'The sixty people had relatives and these relatives were bound by Islamic rules of blood redemption.'
  35. 'The study sees the challenge confronting rural communities' responses to this restructuring, in both the country and regional centres, being bound by two dominant ideological forces.'
  36. 'A specification ought to be an epitome of the ideal because it should describe what is required without being bound by what currently exists.'
  37. 'The parties will be bound by and comply with any decision of the expert.'
Fix together and enclose (the pages of a book) in a cover.
  1. 'Pre 19th century books were issued without covers, bound by either the bookseller or the buyer.'
  2. 'You can always choose to have your pages bound into a book by professionals too.'
  3. 'In a year spent reading manuscripts, it was always good to get stuck into something that was bound, between covers, and somebody else's baby.'
  4. 'The Times itself has its 14,000 word explainer that could be bound into a book.'
  5. 'She explains that she's bound the pages in red because to the Cherokee the colour symbolises wisdom through wounding.'
  6. 'Tatty covers can bind the most inspiring literature.'
  7. 'The book, which is bound for the first time, features a mustard-yellow cover with artwork of an ape contemplating a baseball.'
  8. 'She handed the girl the diary she had been reading from, a small book bound in red leather that was at once very much worn and carefully preserved.'
  9. 'On top lay a large book, bound in red leather, the word Travels embossed on the cover.'
  10. 'The sizes of the pages were inconsistent and some had clearly been damaged or written on long before being bound into the book.'
Trim (the edge of a piece of material) with a decorative strip.
  1. 'The collar parted slightly at the top and was bound with a leather cord and the sleeves were long.'
  2. 'She used a piece of fabric, bound by a leather strip as a top, covering the front, and exposing the black dragon tattoo on her back.'
  3. 'It's a sort of oblong, flattish, wooden basket with a carrying handle, made for at least the last two centuries in the same way, using strips of split chestnut, bound in willow or hazel.'
(of a quantifier) be applied to (a given variable) so that the variable falls within its scope. For example, in an expression of the form ‘For every x, if x is a dog, x is an animal’, the universal quantifier is binding the variable x.
  1. 'The formula may contain bound variables of any level.'
  2. 'In two studies in which readers' eye movements were recorded, we examined the processing of pronouns bound by universal quantifiers.'
(of a rule or set of grammatical conditions) determine the relationship between (coreferential noun phrases).
  1. 'The natural language determiner binds with a noun to form a noun phrase, and the result binds with a verb phrase to form a sentence.'
  2. 'The antecedent VP is derived as a VP with a λ-operator and a variable bound by that λ-operator.'
  3. 'This has the consequence that where a coreferential or bound zero anaphor may occur, the use of an overt pronoun will tend to be taken to solicit disjoint reference.'

More definitions

1. to fasten or secure with a band or bond.

2. to encircle with a band or ligature: She bound her hair with a ribbon.

3. to swathe or bandage (often followed by up): to bind up one's wounds.

4. to fasten around; fix in place by girding: They bound his hands behind him.

5. to tie up (anything, as sheaves of grain).

6. to cause to cohere: Ice bound the soil.

7. to unite by any legal or moral tie: to be bound by a contract.

8. to hold

More examples(as adjective)

"undesirabilities can be bind for lives."

"proteins can be bind to sugars."

"particles can be bind to haptens."

"opinions can be bind for courts."

"lefts can be bind by traditions."

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