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bound

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboundbound1 /baʊnd/  x-refthe past tense and past participle of bindboundbound2 ●●○ S3 adjective [no comparative]  1 be bound to2 be bound (by something)3 be/feel bound to do something4 bound for London/Mexico etc5 be bound (together) by something6 be bound up in something7 be bound up with something8 snow-bound/strike-bound/tradition-bound etc9 BOOKTCNa bound book is covered on the outside with paper, leather etcbindbound in a Bible bound in leather a leather-bound volume of Shakespeare’s plays10 I’ll be bound11 bound and determined
Examples from the Corpus
boundMost insist on between one and four bound copies being provided by the candidate being examined.At nine o'clock four thickly-bearded priests appeared holding an enormous bound copy of the Sikh scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib.Since his tragic mishap, the former marathon runner has accomplished many projects including an outward bound course, abseiling and canoeing.All inward bound flights are being cancelled due to heavy fog.We passed a ferry full of people bound for one of the outer islands.I had delivered myself over, bound head and foot, to the yahoos.Success or failure was in their own hands and the outward bound instructors acted only as safety supervisors.The London bound train leaves at 22.00 hours.Voice over Rob begins the homeward bound trip next week.Wells were coated as indicated and bound virus was detected by transfer of puromycin resistance to NIH3T3 cells.We also offer bound volumes of the magazine.bound ina notebook bound in red velvet
boundbound3 verb  1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]RUN to run with a lot of energy, because you are happy, excited, or frightenedbound up/towards/across etc Suddenly a huge dog came bounding towards me.2 be bounded by something→ See Verb table
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boundThere was a shout, and suddenly Adrian bounded into the room.A big black Alsatian dog came bounding up to her.bound up/towards/across etcThese very weak stones are rich in water, which is bound up in both hydrated salts and clay minerals.All these things were bound up together and by defying his father he was in effect abandoning them.These are intimately bound up together, not least because of the way in which the marriage contract is defined.This led him to doubt whether authentic religious belief can properly be tied to and bound up with particular historical events.It is bound up with the family as a whole.In her mind the murder and the attack at the Chagall museum were inextricably bound up with the secret of the Durances.The success of a system is often bound up with the success of the state that is its main proponent.There are a number of complex issues bound up with this particular matter, ontological and epistemological, practical as well as theoretical.
boundbound4 noun  1 bounds2 out of bounds3 by leaps and bounds/in leaps and bounds4 know no bounds5 in bounds/out of bounds6 JUMP[countable]JUMP a long or high jump made with a lot of energy
Examples from the Corpus
boundThis cave, also known as Diccan Pot, must be regarded as absolutely out of bounds for all but hardy and experienced cavers.Has he gone too far out of bounds to get back on course?Another time he was knocked out of bounds.With a sudden bark the Labrador pulled free of Robbie's too-gentle grip and in one bound made the towpath.Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound.These often reviled one another bitterly and openly attacked the government beyond the bounds of reason.How patterns emerge outside the bounds of cause and effect.
From Longman Business Dictionaryboundbound /baʊnd/ adjective LAW be bound if someone is bound by a law, promise, or agreement, they have to do what it saysHe is still bound by his contract with the record label.The developer is legally bound to abide by the conditions in the planning permission.The company was bound by law to provide electricity to all homes in the area.
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Verb table
bound
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybound
he, she, itbounds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybounded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bounded
he, she, ithas bounded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bounded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bound
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bounded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bounding
he, she, itis bounding
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you, we, theyare bounding
Past
I, he, she, itwas bounding
you, we, theywere bounding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bounding
he, she, ithas been bounding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bounding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bounding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bounding
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