Definition of housebound
: confined to the house
Examples of housebound in a Sentence
She has been housebound since she fell.
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Even though Jones’s Ben is thinking the most clearly about this unthinkable situation, almost all of his housebound compatriots look at him, at one point or another, with distrust.
The one who took best actress was Marie Mullen, who portrayed Maureen, a 40-year-old virgin shackled to her imperious, housebound mother, Mag (the splendidly slatternly Anna Manahan).
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Definition of housebound for English Language Learners
: unable to leave your home
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