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

Examples of bound up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phil’s own sense of manliness is bound up with emotional remoteness and animosity toward softness. New York Times, 16 Nov. 2021 Race, identity and healthcare are bound up with centuries of American history and discrimination. Sue Manber, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Without being accessible to municipal utilities and coops—which have billions of dollars of debt bound up in coal plants—there’s a ceiling on how effective even beefed up tax credits will be. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 21 Oct. 2021 But a large share of young Republicans are less bound up in Trumpism. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Journalists, critics suggested, were too close to the story, bound up in the lives of their Afghan friends, to see the wisdom in getting out. New York Times, 19 Sep. 2021 For Rowbotham and the other socialist feminists who dominated the British women’s movement, women’s liberation was bound up with the dismantling of capitalism. Amia Srinivasan, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 The platform’s history, however, is uniquely bound up with their participation. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2021 My own life is oddly bound up with the 9/11 attacks. John Hillen, National Review, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of bound up

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bound up was in 1611

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25 Nov 2021

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“Bound up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bound%20up. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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