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Verb: bind (bound)  bInd
  1. Remain stuck to; keep in place
    "Will this wallpaper bind to the wall?";
    - adhere, hold fast, bond, stick, stick to
  2. Create social or emotional ties
    - tie, attach, bond
  3. Make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
    "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
  4. Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
    - bandage
  5. Secure with (or as if with) ropes in order to prevent movement or escape
    "bind the prisoners";
    - tie down, tie up, truss
  6. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    "He's bound by a contract";
    - oblige, hold, obligate
  7. Provide with a binding
    "bind the books in leather"
  8. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    "They bound their victim to the chair";
    - tie
  9. (chemistry) form a chemical bond with
    "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
  10. Cause to be constipated
    "These foods tend to bind you";
    - constipate
  11. (computing) associate an identifier with a value or object
Noun: bind  bInd
  1. Something that hinders as if with bonds

Derived forms: bound, binds, binding

Type of: attach, balk, baulk [Brit], check, confine, constrain, cover, deterrent, fasten, fix, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, hold, impediment, indispose, relate, restrain, secure

Antonym: unbind, unbrace

Encyclopedia: Bind, Torture, Kill