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binds

verb
present tense third-person singular of bind

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains
  • prisons tend to bind convicted criminals for transport

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2 to cover with a bandage
  • bind the wound to stop the bleeding

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  • unbandages
3 to gather into a tight mass by means of a line or cord
  • bind the asparagus spears carefully before packing the bunches

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binds

noun
plural of bind

Synonyms of binds (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 something that physically prevents free movement
  • the store owner held the would-be burglar in a makeshift bind until the police officers could arrive

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“Binds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/binds. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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