bound up


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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Music is more complicated, though, because it is fundamentally bound up with numbers. Paul Grimstad, The New Republic, "Can You Measure How Good a Song Is?," 21 June 2018 Holmes, though, said lingering white supremacy is bound up in all of Mississippi’s problems. Washington Post, "Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism," 18 June 2018 But that same general shape could also represent a traditional Polynesian hairstyle for men of high rank: long hair bound up in a topknot, called a pukao, which is what gives the hats their name. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "How does a preindustrial society put a 13-ton hat on a statue?," 5 June 2018 In Kaphar’s version, the Italian and his shipmates are literally bound up with cloth that’s been shoved into their body forms on the canvas. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "Two Artists in Search of Missing History," 5 Apr. 2018 Although Andover might not fit everyone's definition of a core democratic system, the school's early history was bound up with that of American democracy. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "How John Palfrey Is Bringing America's Most Elite Boarding School Into the Digital Age," 7 July 2015 The experience of interiority and the outside conditions controlling our bodies are bound up in a way that only imprisonment unites so literally. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The bold, vivid worlds of Rachel Kushner’s novels," 7 June 2018 As the term 'prestige construction' hints, hypercorrection is intimately bound up with issues of social class. Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, "Bending over backward to be wrong," 7 June 2018 Beneath the modern coral formations Jimenez studies is another trove of data bound up in fossilized coral cores. Elizabeth Svoboda, Scientific American, "Cores from Coral Reefs Hold Secrets of the Seas’ Past and Future," 6 June 2018

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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