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bind

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bind

  1. 1 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <with our vacation week fast approaching, and no arrangements for the care of our pets, we were in a serious bind> Synonyms predicament, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampRelated Words difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait

  2. 2 something that physically prevents free movement <the burglar was held in a makeshift bind until the law officers could arrive> Synonyms band, bond, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, handcuff(s), irons, ligature, manacle(s), shackleRelated Words captivity, confinement, constraint, curb, enchainment, enslavement, hindrance, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint, restriction; entanglement, net, trammel, trap; collar, straitjacket (also straightjacket); fastener, hobble, hold, hold-down, holding, tie




bind

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bind

  1. 1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains <prisons tend to bind convicted criminals for transport> Synonyms chain, enchain, enfetter, fetter, gyve, handcuff, manacle, pinion, shackle, trammel Related Words bit, hobble, hog-tie, iron, lash, secure, tie, truss; attach, fasten, join, link; confine, constrain, curb, hamper, hinder, impede; limit, restrict; entangle, tangle Near Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, loose, release, rescue; undo, unfasten, untangle, untie; detach, disengage Antonyms unbind, unfetter, unshackle

  2. 2 to cover with a bandage <bind the wound to stop the bleeding> Synonyms bandage, dress, swatheRelated Words attend, care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, treat; cure, heal, mend, rehabilitate, remedyNear Antonyms unbandage

  3. 3 to gather into a tight mass by means of a line or cord <bind the asparagus spears carefully before packing the bunches> Synonyms band, tie, trussRelated Words cinch, cord, rope, strap, thread, wire; gird, girt; lash, leash, tether; interlace, intertwine, interweave, lace; entangle, knot, snarl, tangle, twist; coil, windNear Antonyms undo, unfasten, unlace, unlash, unloose, unloosen, unstrap, unstring, unthread; unleash, untether; disentangle, unravel, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist; uncoil, unspool, unwindAntonyms unbind, untie




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