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bind verb

1 tie with rope/fabric

ADV. tightly They bound his hands together tightly.

ADV. together

PREP. to, with The sails are bound to the mast with cord.

PHRASES bind and gag sb, bind sb hand and foot She found herself bound hand and foot.

2 make sb do sth

ADV. contractually, legally, morally

3 book

PHRASES be beautifully/handsomely/richly bound, be bound in sth two volumes bound in leather