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English noun: bind

1. bind (cognition) something that hinders as if with bonds


Broader (hypernym)balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment


English verb: bind

1. bind (contact) stick to firmly


SamplesWill this wallpaper adhere to the wall?.


Synonymsadhere, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)bind


Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

2. bind (social) create social or emotional ties


SamplesThe grandparents want to bond with the child.


Synonymsattach, bond, tie


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)relate


Narrower (hyponym)befriend, fixate

3. bind (contact) make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope


SamplesThe Chinese would bind the feet of their women.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)cement, encircle, gird, swaddle, swathe


Antonymsunbind

4. bind (contact) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose


Synonymsbandage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

5. bind (contact) secure with or as if with ropes


SamplesTie down the prisoners.
Tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed.


ExamplesThey want to bind the prisoners


Synonymstie down, tie up, truss


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)chain up, faggot, faggot, faggot up, fagot, fagot, hog-tie


Entailfasten, fix, secure

6. bind (communication) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted


SamplesHe's held by a contract.
I'll hold you by your promise.


Synonymshold, obligate, oblige


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)relate


Narrower (hyponym)article, indent, indenture, pledge, tie down

7. bind (contact) provide with a binding


SamplesBind the books in leather.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover


Narrower (hyponym)rebind

8. bind (contact) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord


SamplesThey tied their victim to the chair.


Synonymstie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Narrower (hyponym)band, bind off, cord, gag, knot, lace, lace up, lash, lash together, leash, loop, muzzle, retie, rope, strap, tie up, truss


Antonymsunbrace, unlace, untie

9. bind (change) form a chemical bond with


SamplesThe hydrogen binds the oxygen.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to


Narrower (hyponym)ligate


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

10. bind (body) cause to be constipated


SamplesThese foods tend to constipate you.


Synonymsconstipate


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)indispose


Narrower (hyponym)obstipate









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