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  Definition of bind
  1. something that hinders as if with bonds
  2. cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
  3. form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
  4. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He''s held by a contract"; "I''ll hold you by your promise"
  5. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
  6. secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"
  7. make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
  8. wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  9. provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
  10. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  11. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
Similar Words: constipate, oblige, hold, obligate, tie, tie down, tie up, truss, bandage, adhere, hold fast, bond, stick, stick to, attach

 

See Also: tie down, tie up, truss

 

Hyponyms: obstipate, ligate, pledge, article, indenture, indent, tie down, gag, muzzle, retie, tie up, bind off, loop, cord, lash together, truss, rope, leash, strap, knot, lash, band, lace, lace up, chain up, faggot, fagot, faggot up, hog-tie, swaddle, swathe, gird, encircle, cement, rebind, fixate, befriend

 

Grouped Verbs: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere

 

Entailments: fasten, fix, secure

 

Derivational Morphology: oblige, hold, obligate, constipation, irregularity, binder, binding, obligation, reaper binder, tie, link, linkup, tie-in, tier, tier up, tying, ligature, dressing, bandaging, ring-binder, book binding, cover, back, bindery, gummed label, sticker, paster, adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond, attachment, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing, alliance, fond regard, affiliation, association, tie-up

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: binden   Finnish: sitoa  
French: relier   German: verbinden  
Ido: bindar   Indonesian: ikat  
Italian: legare   Japanese: 繋ぐ  
Portuguese: conectar   Romanian: cuplare  
Spanish: atar  
 
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