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Definition 1: something that hinders as if with bonds - [noun denoting cognition]

(bind is a kind of ...) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Definition 2: cause to be constipated - [verb of body]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These foods tend to constipate you

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) cause to feel unwell

"She was indisposed"

(... is a kind of bind ) constipate severely

Definition 3: form a chemical bond with - [verb of change]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hydrogen binds the oxygen

(bind is a kind of ...) stick to firmly

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind chemically

"The enzyme ligated"

(bind belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 4: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted - [verb of communication]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He's held by a contract
  • I'll hold you by your promise

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind or secure by a pledge

"I was pledged to silence"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind by a contract; especially for a training period

(... is a kind of bind ) bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

"an indentured servant"

(... is a kind of bind ) restrain from independence by an obligation

"He was tied down by his work"

Definition 5: make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope - [verb of contact]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Chinese would bind the feet of their women

(bind is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of bind ) wrap in swaddling clothes

"swaddled the infant"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind with something round or circular

(... is a kind of bind ) make fast as if with cement

"We cemented our friendship"

Definition 6: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord - [verb of contact]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They tied their victim to the chair

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of bind ) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind or tie together, as with a band

(... is a kind of bind ) bind with a rope, chain, or cord

"lash the horse"

(... is a kind of bind ) tie or fasten into a knot

"knot the shoelaces"

(... is a kind of bind ) tie with a strap

(... is a kind of bind ) fasten with a rope

"rope the bag securely"

(... is a kind of bind ) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it

(... is a kind of bind ) bind together with a cord or rope

"Lash together these barrels!"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind or tie with a cord

(... is a kind of bind ) fasten or join with a loop

"He looped the watch through his belt"

(... is a kind of bind ) finish the last row

(... is a kind of bind ) tie again or anew

"retie the string and make it strong enough now"

(... is a kind of bind ) draw through eyes or holes

"lace the shoelaces"

Definition 7: provide with a binding - [verb of contact]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bind the books in leather

(bind is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of bind ) provide with a new binding

"The tattered old book is valuable and we need to rebind it"

Definition 8: stick to firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(... is a kind of bind ) form a chemical bond with

"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

(bind has a similar meaning as ...) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

Definition 9: secure with or as if with ropes - [verb of contact]

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tie down the prisoners
  • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(... is a kind of bind ) tie up with chains

"chain up the prisoners"

(... is a kind of bind ) bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot

"faggot up the sticks"

(... is a kind of bind ) fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them

(... is a kind of bind ) tie together somebody's limbs

"The prisoner was hog-tied"

(bind implies ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 10: wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Samples where bind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The grandparents want to bond with the child

Synonyms for bind in the sense of this definition

(bind is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

(... is a kind of bind ) attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way

"He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"

(... is a kind of bind ) become friends with

"John and Eric soon became friends" "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"

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