Meaning of BOUND in English

BOUND

I.

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a flight is bound for London/New York etc (= it is going there )

Johnson boarded a flight bound for Caracas.

be bound by a vow (= to have promised seriously to do something )

She told him she was bound by a vow not to tell any other person.

be bound by an agreement (= have to obey the conditions of an official agreement )

India is bound by the agreements signed under the World Trade Organisation.

be bound by an oath (= have sworn an oath )

These chiefs were bound to him by oaths of loyalty.

be bound by rules (= have to obey them )

Solicitors are bound by strict rules that regulate their professional conduct.

be/feel honour bound to do sth (= feel that you should do something, because it is morally right or your duty to do it )

My father felt honour bound to help his sister.

bound and gagged (= tied up and with something over their mouth that stops them speaking )

He left his victim bound and gagged .

bound to happen

This was bound to happen sooner or later.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be inextricably linked/bound up/mixed etc

For in fact political theories, doctrines or ideologies, and political action are inextricably bound up with each other.

In her mind the murder and the attack at the Chagall museum were inextricably bound up with the secret of the Durances.

It makes you understand that you are inextricably bound up with each other and that your fortunes depend on one another.

Within the workplace inequality and conflict are inextricably bound up, irrespective of the relationship between particular managements and workforces.

be/feel honour bound to do sth

Don't you tell him either, because he'd feel honour bound to do something about it.

by/in leaps and bounds

As the 1860s drew to a close, Kansas effectively put its violent heritage behind; change accelerated by leaps and bounds.

Existing industries expanded in leaps and bounds.

He has come on in leaps and bounds this season.

In fact, vegetarianism is growing by leaps and bounds, particularly among the health-conscious.

Meanwhile, California was now using up its entire entitlement and still growing by leaps and bounds.

Meanwhile, Charles was recovering in leaps and bounds.

Since Richard left for California last fall, my bank account has grown by leaps and bounds.

The women's confidence increased by leaps and bounds.

homeward bound

After months of travel, we were at last homeward bound.

And then he's made it, horror shy, homeward bound.

Day 16 Mombasa-London Depart Mombasa on a homeward bound flight, arriving in London early evening.

Voice over Rob begins the homeward bound trip next week.

know no bounds

And as you know , greed knows no bounds.

As the men filed into Faneuil Hall, in solid columns, the enthusiasm knew no bounds....

Faith in benign science knew no bounds.

His business enterprise knew no bounds.

It was once again proved that the credulity of trainees knew no bounds.

Only in later centuries, when Constant Drachenfels' daring knew no bounds, did the famed, fabled horrors begin.

Sarah's pride in her daughter knew no bounds.

overstep the limits/bounds/boundaries

A military commander may overstep the bounds of constitutionality, and it is an incident.

But there was a period in his life at which his suspicion and hostility to others overstepped the bounds of sanity.

Does Dickens, for example, overstep the limits of grammar in beginning Bleak House with a series of sentences without main verbs?

Individuals are required to perform their job to the full, but not to overstep the boundaries of their authority.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

copy

Most insist on between one and four bound copies being provided by the candidate being examined.

Others require two bound copies , one each for the main university library and the departmental library.

At Strathclyde, two bound copies are required, both of which are for deposit in the main library.

At nine o'clock four thickly-bearded priests appeared holding an enormous bound copy of the Sikh scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib.

Ipswich abolitionists in 1828 circulated bound copies of the Reporter.

hand

Not easy to do when she was bound hand and foot.

You know, filed away in the archives, bound hand and foot with red tape.

And it's awkward with bound hands .

Grabbing her bound hands , he shoved her towards the gravestone.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All inward bound flights are being cancelled due to heavy fog.

The London bound train leaves at 22.00 hours.

We passed a ferry full of people bound for one of the outer islands.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At nine o'clock four thickly-bearded priests appeared holding an enormous bound copy of the Sikh scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib.

I had delivered myself over, bound head and foot, to the yahoos.

Most insist on between one and four bound copies being provided by the candidate being examined.

Since his tragic mishap, the former marathon runner has accomplished many projects including an outward bound course, abseiling and canoeing.

Success or failure was in their own hands and the outward bound instructors acted only as safety supervisors.

Voice over Rob begins the homeward bound trip next week.

We also offer bound volumes of the magazine.

Wells were coated as indicated and bound virus was detected by transfer of puromycin resistance to NIH3T3 cells.

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

feel

It had been a solemn and impressive ceremony and, whatever my uncertainties, I felt bound to respond.

Even as she felt bound to her family, she felt a childish need to rebel.

Of course, he had to tell Ian, and Ian had felt bound to tell Joanna.

In the short term the tour management may feel bound to stick with the hairline decision they took before the Galle Test.

Nor has it felt bound by territorial or jurisdictional limits.

However, in all the circumstances, I would have felt bound to refuse relief.

Don't you tell him either, because he'd feel honour bound to do something about it.

Conservationists claim that unless the deal is actually signed a new owner may not feel bound by it.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be inextricably linked/bound up/mixed etc

For in fact political theories, doctrines or ideologies, and political action are inextricably bound up with each other.

In her mind the murder and the attack at the Chagall museum were inextricably bound up with the secret of the Durances.

It makes you understand that you are inextricably bound up with each other and that your fortunes depend on one another.

Within the workplace inequality and conflict are inextricably bound up, irrespective of the relationship between particular managements and workforces.

be/feel honour bound to do sth

Don't you tell him either, because he'd feel honour bound to do something about it.

by/in leaps and bounds

As the 1860s drew to a close, Kansas effectively put its violent heritage behind; change accelerated by leaps and bounds.

Existing industries expanded in leaps and bounds.

He has come on in leaps and bounds this season.

In fact, vegetarianism is growing by leaps and bounds, particularly among the health-conscious.

Meanwhile, California was now using up its entire entitlement and still growing by leaps and bounds.

Meanwhile, Charles was recovering in leaps and bounds.

Since Richard left for California last fall, my bank account has grown by leaps and bounds.

The women's confidence increased by leaps and bounds.

homeward bound

After months of travel, we were at last homeward bound.

And then he's made it, horror shy, homeward bound.

Day 16 Mombasa-London Depart Mombasa on a homeward bound flight, arriving in London early evening.

Voice over Rob begins the homeward bound trip next week.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A big black Alsatian dog came bounding up to her.

There was a shout, and suddenly Adrian bounded into the room.

IV. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

go

To suggest that all unproductive consumption is solely capitalist personal consumption is to go beyond the bounds of credibility.

He said Mariucci also reminded him that he should have gone out of bounds .

For a Christmas letter, this has gone beyond bounds .

Both Grouse Shoot and Shooting Gallery provide a single target which must be hit before it goes out of bounds .

keep

We keep the drawing-room out of bounds .

The gang rivalries of the street were kept within bounds and out of the world of adult entertainment.

If they keep within their bounds as they promise, they may be useful in the church.

They will need little or no pruning beyond dead-heading and keeping them within bounds .

Borrowing is looked upon as a natural part of everyday life so long as it is kept within bounds .

The fledglings have grown and are learning fast, though still keep within the bounds of their parents' territory.

Both could be kept within bounds by a severe pruning in early spring.

The only hope now was to reach the hand-pump in the galley and see if he could keep the level within bounds .

know

And as you know , greed knows no bounds .

Neither his incurable curiosity nor his exotic imagination knew any bounds .

Sarah's pride in her daughter knew no bounds .

It was once again proved that the credulity of trainees knew no bounds .

Only in later centuries, when Constant Drachenfels' daring knew no bounds , did the famed, fabled horrors begin.

Faith in benign science knew no bounds .

His business enterprise knew no bounds .

overstep

But there was a period in his life at which his suspicion and hostility to others overstepped the bounds of sanity.

A military commander may overstep the bounds of constitutionality, and it is an incident.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Another time he was knocked out of bounds.

Has he gone too far out of bounds to get back on course?

How patterns emerge outside the bounds of cause and effect.

These often reviled one another bitterly and openly attacked the government beyond the bounds of reason.

This cave, also known as Diccan Pot, must be regarded as absolutely out of bounds for all but hardy and experienced cavers.

With a sudden bark the Labrador pulled free of Robbie's too-gentle grip and in one bound made the towpath.

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