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Definition of bound verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bound

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//baʊnd//
     
    see also bindVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bound
     
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    he / she / it bounds
     
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    past simple bounded
     
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    -ing form bounding
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to run with long steps, especially in an enthusiastic way The dogs bounded ahead.
  2. 2 [transitive, usually passive] bound something (formal) to form the edge or limit of an area The field was bounded on the left by woods.
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