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English definition of “bound”

bound

noun (LIMIT)    /baʊnd/
bounds [plural] legal or social limits : The committee felt that newspaper coverage of the murder went beyond reasonable bounds. What you did was beyond/ outside the bounds of acceptable behaviour . His desire for political power apparently knows no bounds (= seems to be unlimited ).Range and limits be out of bounds If an area is out of bounds, people are not allowed to go there.Forbidding and banning things
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