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  1. bind

    • IPA[bʌɪnd]


    • v.
      tie or fasten (something) tightly together;restrain (someone) by tying their hands and feet
    • n.
      a problematical situation;a nuisance
    • verb: bind, 3rd person present: binds, gerund or present participle: binding, past tense: bound, past participle: bound

    • noun: bind, plural noun: binds

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    • 1. tie or fasten (something) tightly together they bound her hands and feet the logs were bound together with ropes 同義詞 tie, tie up, fasten (together), hold together, secure, ... 更多反義詞 untie, release
    • restrain (someone) by tying their hands and feet the raider then bound and gagged Mr Glenn
    • wrap (something) tightly her hair was bound up in a towel
    • bandage (a wound) he cleaned the wound and bound it up with a clean dressing they bound his wounds as best they could, using pieces of fabric ripped from their shirts 同義詞 bandage, dress, cover, wrap, swathe, ... 更多
    • (of an object) be encircled by something, typically metal bands, so as to have greater strength an ancient oak chest bound with brass braces
    • 2. stick together or cause to stick together in a single mass mix the flour with the coconut and enough egg white to bind them clay is made up chiefly of tiny soil particles that bind together tightly 同義詞 stick, cohere
    • cause (painting pigments) to form a smooth medium by mixing them with oil.
    • hold by chemical bonding a protein in a form that can bind DNA
    • (of a food or medicine) make (someone) constipated eating foods that are low in fibre can bind you up
    • 3. cause (people) to feel united it's music that has bound us together we have many ties that bind us—historical, cultural, and economical 同義詞 unite, join, bond, knit together, draw together, ... 更多反義詞 separate
    • 4. impose a legal or contractual obligation on a party who signs a document will normally be bound by its terms ˜the council should seek to bind the parties to a programme of environmental improvements
    • be hampered or constrained by Sarah did not want to be bound by a rigid timetable 同義詞 constrain, restrict, confine, restrain, tie hand and foot, ... 更多
    • formal make a contractual or enforceable undertaking the government cannot bind itself as to the form of subsequent legislation 同義詞 commit oneself, undertake, give an undertaking, pledge, vow, ... 更多
    • indenture (someone) as an apprentice he was bound apprentice at the age of sixteen
    • 5. fix together and enclose (the pages of a book) in a cover a small, fat volume, bound in red morocco
    • 6. trim (the edge of a piece of material) with a decorative strip a frill with the edges bound in a contrasting colour 同義詞 trim, hem, edge, border, fringe, ... 更多
    • 7. (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.
    • 8. (of a rule or set of grammatical conditions) determine the relationship between (coreferential noun phrases).