bound up


: 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 But from Redstone’s view, the Skydance deal was likely to be bound up in costly litigation for months while the company would likely struggle amid the uncertainty. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 2 July 2024 And here’s the thing: The large, ineluctable past cannot be simply be bound up tight with the iron bands of a gag order. Howard Blum, Washington Post, 26 June 2024 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 See all Example Sentences for bound up 

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bound up was in 1611

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“Bound up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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