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bind

verb [T] (TIE)   /bɑɪnd/ (past tense and past participle bound  /bɑʊnd/)
to tie someone or something tightly, or to fasten things together: The room was full of wooden boxes bound with twisted wire. fig. The club is home to a mix of people bound together by a love of boats and boating. fig. To bind someone is also to force the person to keep a promise: This contract binds the state to use this land as a park, said Judge Harry Smith. To bind a book is to fasten one edge of the pages together inside a cover to make a book.
(Definition of bind verb (TIE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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