Meaning of “bind” - Learner’s Dictionary

bind

verb [ T ] uk us /baɪnd/ (past tense and past participle bound)
TIE

to tie something together with string, rope, etc:

His hands were bound behind his back.
KEEP PROMISE

to force someone to keep a promise:

His contract binds him to working a six-day week.
UNITE

to unite people:

Culture and language bind people together.
BOOK

to fasten pages together to make a book:

The book was printed and bound in New York.

(Definition of “bind verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)