bondage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bondage" in British English

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bondagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɒn.dɪdʒ/  us   /ˈbɑːn-/

bondage noun [U] (SLAVE)

literary the ​state of being another person's slave (= a ​person who is ​owned by them and has to ​work for them): The ​slaves were ​kept in bondage until ​theirdeath.

bondage noun [U] (SEX)

the ​activity of ​tyingparts of a person's ​body so that they cannot ​move in ​order to get or give ​sexualpleasure: They were into (= they ​liked) bondage. bondage ​gear
(Definition of bondage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bondage" in American English

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bondagenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑn·dɪdʒ/
the ​state of one ​person being ​owned by another ​person, as a ​piece of ​property: Many ​enslavedpeopletried to ​escape bondage.
(Definition of bondage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bondage”
in Spanish esclavitud…
in Vietnamese cảnh nô lệ…
in Malaysian perhambaan…
in Thai ความเป็นทาส…
in French esclavage…
in German die Knechtschaft…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仆人, 奴役…
in Turkish kölelik, tutsaklık, esaret…
in Russian рабство, кабала…
in Indonesian perbudakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僕人, 奴役…
in Polish niewola…
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