verb (used with object), bound, bind·ing.
verb (used without object), bound, bind·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR bind
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Origin of bind
OTHER WORDS FROM bindbind·a·ble, adjectivemis·bind, verb, mis·bound, mis·bind·ing.re·bind, verb, re·bound, re·bind·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bindbind , bound
Words nearby bind
Example sentences from the Web for bind
The Broadsheet has spent plenty of time covering the “double bind” that women face in the workplace.
This New York Times story suggests that the double bind has a sibling—I’ll call it the motherhood bind.
That’s the chicken-and-egg situation that has left indoor farms in a bind the world over until now, Teng points out.
To accomplish this next stage of capitalism, we must shake ourselves from the binds of a false narrative, the one that pits the interests of stakeholders against the interests of shareholders.Companies must commit to equal pay to make stakeholder capitalism work|matthewheimer|September 18, 2020|Fortune
Many students are taking Mitsch’s advice, and that’s putting colleges in a bind.
By announcing this meeting with such feel-good publicity, they are placing their successors in quite a bind.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Escobar's order, Popeye took Mendoza hostage in the warden's house while Escobar tried to figure his way out of the bind.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its molecules bind to messenger RNA, allowing certain genes to be “turned off.”
This has put Ukrainian gay activists and their allies in a bind.The Closeted Revolution: Kiev’s Gays Keep Quiet to Deny Putin a Propaganda Win|James Kirchick|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, Mandela understood the ties that bind the human spirit.Full Text of President Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela|The Daily Beast|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They have a living faith in the potency of the Horse-Guards, and in the maxim that "Safe bind is sure find."Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He had, however, torn the leg of one of his stockings: so he asked Amy to bind up his wounds.
Oaths taken in courts of judicature, civil or religious, and the marriage oath, bind the parties in like manner.
In one word, to the whole worship of God the soul that clings to His Covenant will cordially bind itself in his dread presence.
There is none to judge thy judgment to bind it up: thou hast no healing medicines.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for bind
verb binds, binding or bound
- (tr) to enclose and fasten (the pages of a book) between covers
- (intr) (of a book) to undergo this process
Word Origin for bind
Scientific definitions for bind
Idioms and Phrases with bind
In addition to the idioms beginning with bind
- bind hand and foot
- bind over
- in a bind
Also see underbound.