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[boun, boon] /baʊn, bun/
verb (used with or without object), Archaic.
to prepare; make ready.
Origin of boun
Middle English; see bound4 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He prayed for us, Massa and Missus, that we might be "boun' up in de belly-band of faith."

  • I'm a-gwine ter gi' you a frailin' dat I boun' you won't forgit.'

  • It's boun' to get a man—the big, white country is—if he stays too long from his kind.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska James B. Hendryx
  • "And it's boun' to'rd Whittlecup, I declare," added Mrs. Ogden.

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • "Joe Duplan boun' to have his joke, him," said Sylveste, smiling uneasily.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • I'm boun thee's eat 'em vast enough, az zoon az 'tiz the turn.

  • Thus the bun is good for the boun; in fact, it is good both for man and beast.

  • Now when that man's drunk, he's boun' to ha'e been drinkin'.

    The Turn of the Road Rutherford Mayne
  • So, as soon as they were "boun," they held on east to Hisingen, and had there a hearty welcome.

  • Then they busked them; and just when they were boun they see ships coming up to them.

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