bound up

adjective

Definition of bound up

: closely involved or associated usually used with with his life was bound up with the town's history

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And like, for me, my transition is really bound up in my family history and has affected my mental health. John Norris, Billboard, "Why Lower Dens' Jana Hunter Is Both 'Terrified' and 'More Comfortable' Since Transitioning," 5 Sep. 2019 Negotiation is a fundamental business skill—one that is inextricably bound up with human emotion and psychology as much as economic calculus. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "An Offer You Can’t Refuse: How A.I. Is Poised to Transform Negotiations. Eye on A.I.," 3 Sep. 2019 Swift’s career till now has been bound up with cultural clichés about womanhood—and more specifically, girlhood. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Why Taylor Swift Wants to Be ‘The Man’," 29 Aug. 2019 In practice, airlines are bound up with ideas of national prestige. The Economist, "Uganda is the latest African country to revive its national airline," 29 Aug. 2019 To the extent that the new nationalism looks and feels like an attempt to flesh out the political and economic dimensions of Trumpism into a durable political coalition and governing philosophy, its fate is bound up with his own. John Hood, National Review, "New Nationalists Make Three Big Bets," 28 Aug. 2019 The story of Manchester City and the Sheikh Mansour takeover is bound up in irony. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Despite Recent Success, Manchester City Still Struggling With its Reputation," 6 Aug. 2019 At a time of such angry division, what can bind up our wounds? Nate Hochman, National Review, "A Big-Government Nationalism, or a Burkean One?," 25 July 2019 Like so much in American life, the experience of being named and known is also bound up with issues of race, class and gender. N'jameh Camara, Teen Vogue, "Names That Are Unfamiliar to You Aren't "Hard," They're "Unpracticed"," 12 July 2019

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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