bound up

adjective

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

Examples of bound up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That participation is bound up in the drive to have fun and make art, too, of course. Sarah Shachat, IndieWire, 13 June 2024 Often described as one of the greatest sporting grudge matches in the world, an India-Pakistan cricket match is always bound up in the geopolitical faultlines that separate the two nations. Issy Ronald, CNN, 9 June 2024 The mother’s hemorrhage and the baby’s time in the NICU contribute to the sense that the preciousness of life is bound up in its arbitrariness. Christine Smallwood, Vulture, 6 May 2024 New York City’s future is bound up in sectors like health care, technology, construction, hospitality and energy, which are inextricably linked to one another. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 23 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for bound up 

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bound up was in 1611

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“Bound up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bound%20up. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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