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bind

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bind

  1. 1 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape with our vacation week fast approaching, and no arrangements for the care of our pets, we were in a serious bind Synonyms of bind predicament, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampWords Related to bind difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait

  2. 2 something that physically prevents free movement the burglar was held in a makeshift bind until the law officers could arrive Synonyms of bind band, bond, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, handcuff(s), irons, ligature, manacle(s), shackleWords Related to bind captivity, confinement, constraint, curb, enchainment, enslavement, hindrance, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint, restriction; entanglement, net, trammel, trap; collar, straitjacket (also straightjacket); fastener, hobble, hold, hold-down, holding, tie


bind

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bind

  1. 1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains prisons tend to bind convicted criminals for transport Synonyms of bind chain, enchain, enfetter, fetter, gyve, handcuff, manacle, pinion, shackle, trammel Words Related to bind bit, hobble, hog-tie, iron, lash, secure, tie, truss; attach, fasten, join, link; confine, constrain, curb, hamper, hinder, impede; limit, restrict; entangle, tangle Near Antonyms of bind emancipate, free, liberate, loose, release, rescue; undo, unfasten, untangle, untie; detach, disengage Antonyms of bind unbind, unfetter, unshackle

  2. 2 to cover with a bandage bind the wound to stop the bleeding Synonyms of bind bandage, dress, swatheWords Related to bind attend, care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, treat; cure, heal, mend, rehabilitate, remedyNear Antonyms of bind unbandage

  3. 3 to gather into a tight mass by means of a line or cord bind the asparagus spears carefully before packing the bunches Synonyms of bind band, tie, trussWords Related to bind cinch, cord, rope, strap, thread, wire; gird, girt; lash, leash, tether; interlace, intertwine, interweave, lace; entangle, knot, snarl, tangle, twist; coil, windNear Antonyms of bind undo, unfasten, unlace, unlash, unloose, unloosen, unstrap, unstring, unthread; unleash, untether; disentangle, unravel, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist; uncoil, unspool, unwindAntonyms of bind unbind, untie


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