Part of speech: verb

To tie together; make fast by tying; fasten; constrain; have moral or legal force; be obligatory.

Part of speech: verb

To put a bandage or a binding on; secure between covers, as the sheets of a book.

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Usage examples "bind":

  1. Bind up my finger, Miss Ruby, an' listen. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. They bind his soul into that, and in some ways he's almost human. - "The Sky Is Falling", Lester del Rey.
  3. Had my mother still lived the case would have been very different; as it was, I had no remaining tie to bind me to Scotland, and wherever he deemed it for the best to go, I felt willing to accompany him, for he was my all in the wide world. - "The Path of Duty, and Other Stories", H. S. Caswell.