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bound

adjective (CERTAIN)    /baʊnd/
B2 [after verb] certain or extremely likely to happen: [+ to infinitive] You're bound to forget people's names occasionally. You're bound to feel nervous about your interview. These two young musicians are bound for international success (= are certain to be successful).CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance be bound and determined US to be seriously intending to do something: They are bound and determined to build their own house someday.Strong-willed I'll be bound UK old-fashioned I am certain: He's in the pub, I'll be bound.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of bound adjective (CERTAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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