bound to say

Definition of bound to say

chiefly British
:to be forced to admit
  • The experiment, I am bound to say, seems to have succeeded.

Word by Word Definitions

bound play
  1. : ready

  2. : intending to go : going

  1. : a limiting line : boundary

  2. : something that limits or restrains

  3. : borderland

  1. : past tense and past participle of bind

  1. : to set limits to : confine

  2. : to form a separating line or the boundary of : enclose

  3. : to name the boundaries of

  1. : placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation : obliged

  2. : fastened by or as if by a band : confined

  3. : very likely : sure

  1. : leap, jump

  2. : the action of rebounding : bounce

  1. : to move by leaping

  2. : rebound, bounce

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as


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