ADJ. awful, dreadful, real, terrible | double
PREP. in a ~ He's in a double bind: he needs experience to get a job but he can't get experience without working.
1 tie with rope/fabric
ADV. tightly They bound his hands together tightly.
PREP. to, with The sails are bound to the mast with cord.
PHRASES bind and gag sb, bind sb hand and foot She found herself bound hand and foot.
2 make sb do sth
ADV. contractually, legally, morally
PHRASES be beautifully/handsomely/richly bound, be bound in sth two volumes bound in leather