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

  • But it is worthwhile teasing this apart a little, unbinding the different aspects of rhetorics lumped together in one component and separating out the semiotic layering (i.e. the use of metaphor and metonym) stuck in with the second. On the Sublime
  • The authors of the second paper admit that “other variables … influence the binding avidity (preference), such as type of SA (sialic acid of the receptor site) and glycosylation and sialylation of the hemagglutinin close to the receptor binding site. ” These factors all vary obviously and there are other variables in the equation as well including the status of specific areas of the immune system. Think Progress » An Inconvenient Truth and An Intolerable Summer
  • The researchers attached this 'contrast agent' to a molecule that binds to the protein elastin, which is found in artery walls. Dailyindia.com News Feed
  • The software is also a great customization solution for those who would like to alter the look and feel of the Finder, Dock and login window, making it easy to prebind and re-prebind their entire system or selected folders, run cron scripts, change startup mode and language, force empty trash, update "whatis," locate databases, and so on. Softpedia News - Global
  • They found striking similarities between Argonaute structures and proteins that happened to exhibit a particular kind of "cooperative binding" known as allostery. EurekAlert! - Breaking News
  • The exhibition is testimony to the common themes that bind them and yet the unmistakeably individual genius and style of each.
  • Such a slogan will bind us hand and foot.
  • Recombinant Oct-11 protein binds specifically to an octamer sequence invitro.
  • Robert Dossie described three categories of watercolor painting — miniature, the most delicate; distemper, which is coarser, uses less expensive colors in a glue or casein binder, and is appropriate for canvas hangings, ceilings, and other interior decorative painting purposes; and fresco. reference As a technique practiced by the Romans, fresco painting was a subject of particularly interest in the antiquity-obsessed eighteenth-century. The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe
  • Tim's eyes went past him to the last black binder in the safe. THE KILL CLAUSE
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