bound up

adjective

Definition of bound up

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

Examples of bound up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is bound up with witchcraft, the underworld, night-time and the far side of the Moon. The Economist, "For centuries, the colour black has tested artists’ ingenuity," 7 Nov. 2020 Palantir’s work with H.H.S. has become bound up in the biggest controversy that the company has faced, over its relationship with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Michael Steinberger, New York Times, "Does Palantir See Too Much?," 21 Oct. 2020 The Investigation of Donald Trump: that Mueller was too legalistic and bound up by rules to effectively probe Trump. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Throwing the books at Trump," 10 Sep. 2020 One scientific team found the telltale sign of water molecules, perhaps bound up in glass, in a sunlit region. Author: Ben Guarino, Joel Achenbach, Anchorage Daily News, "Pair of studies confirm there is water on the moon," 26 Oct. 2020 Their destiny is bound up with that of the global economy. Gilad Edelman, Wired, "Ad Tech Could Be the Next Internet Bubble," 5 Oct. 2020 But help for the airlines has been bound up in the contentious politics of securing a broader coronavirus relief package. Washington Post, "American Airlines says it will begin furlough of 19,000 employees as hope for federal help fades," 30 Sep. 2020 What happens next is bound up in unanswered questions: Will New York City get federal aid? New York Times, "‘We’re at War’: New York City Faces a Financial Abyss," 28 Sep. 2020 On the contrary, contemporary tragedy seemed to be bound up with their staying together. . . . Lauren Oyler, Harper's Magazine, "Le Mot Juste," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bound up

1611, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2020

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“Bound up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bound%20up. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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