By announcing this meeting with such feel-good publicity, they are placing their successors in quite a bind.
The campaign has all too often seemed small, and the hurricane served as a reminder that there are larger things that bind us.
This puts the International Olympic Committee, with all of its paeans to international brotherhood and camaraderie, in a bind.
The hope that right-wing family values will bind coalitions with immigrant communities is also misguided.
It is precisely the ability of WGA to bind to proteins lining the gut that raises concern amongst medical researchers.
And she made a movement, as if to bind back her hair, that she might hasten away.
She is not dead, but you may kill her if you refuse to let Mrs. Lawkins bind up her wounds.
The first precaution that the corporal had taken was to disarm and bind his prisoners.
He managed to throw the man into a chair and bind him with a rope.
He produced some thin frayed rope and proceeded to bind our companion with sufficient strictness for the purpose.
Old English bindan "to tie up with bonds" (literally and figuratively), also "to make captive; to cover with dressings and bandages" (class III strong verb; past tense band, past participle bunden), from Proto-Germanic *bindan (cf. Old Saxon bindan, Old Norse and Old Frisian binda, Old High German binten "to bind," German binden, Gothic bindan), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (see bend). Intransitive sense of "stick together" is from 1670s. Of books, from c.1400.
"anything that binds," in various senses, late Old English, from bind (v.). Meaning "tight or awkward situation" is from 1851.