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  Words related to bind

Related / Similar Words: constipate, oblige, hold, obligate, tie, tie down, tie up, truss, bandage, adhere, hold fast, bond, stick, stick to, attach

 

Definition:
  • something that hinders as if with bonds;
  • cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you";
  • form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen";
  • bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He''s held by a contract"; "I''ll hold you by your promise";
  • fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair";
  • secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed";
  • make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women";
  • wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose;
  • provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather";
  • stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?";
  • create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child";

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    See Also: tie down, tie up, truss

     

    Hyponyms: obstipate, ligate, pledge, article, indenture, indent, tie down, gag, muzzle, retie, tie up, bind off, loop, cord, lash together, truss, rope, leash, strap, knot, lash, band, lace, lace up, chain up, faggot, fagot, faggot up, hog-tie, swaddle, swathe, gird, encircle, cement, rebind, fixate, befriend

     

    Grouped Verbs: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere

     

    Entailments: fasten, fix, secure

     

    Derivational Morphology: oblige, hold, obligate, constipation, irregularity, binder, binding, obligation, reaper binder, tie, link, linkup, tie-in, tier, tier up, tying, ligature, dressing, bandaging, ring-binder, book binding, cover, back, bindery, gummed label, sticker, paster, adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond, attachment, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing, alliance, fond regard, affiliation, association, tie-up

     

    Language Translations:
    Dutch: binden   Finnish: sitoa  
    French: relier   German: verbinden  
    Ido: bindar   Indonesian: ikat  
    Italian: legare   Japanese: 繋ぐ  
    Portuguese: conectar   Romanian: cuplare  
    Spanish: atar  
     
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