"binds" in the noun sense
something that hinders as if with bonds
"binds" in the verb sense
1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to
stick to firmly
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
2. bind, tie, attach, bond
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
make fast tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
"The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
4. bind, bandage
wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
5. tie down, tie up, bind, truss
secure with or as if with ropes
"tie down the prisoners"
"tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
6. oblige, bind, hold, obligate
bind by an obligation cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"
"I'll hold you by your promise"
provide with a binding
"bind the books in leather"
8. tie, bind
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair"
form a chemical bond with
"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
10. constipate, bind
cause to be constipated
"These foods tend to constipate you"
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