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Dictionary definition for: Bind

1. (n) something that hinders as if with bonds

2. (v) stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

3. (v) create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

4. (v) make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

5. (v) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

6. (v) secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners" "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"

7. (v) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He''s held by a contract" "I''ll hold you by your promise"

8. (v) form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

9. (v) provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"

10. (v) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

11. (v) cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"

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