Definition of bind noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//baɪnd//
; NAmE NAmE//baɪnd//
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  • [singular] (British English, informal) an annoying situation that is often difficult to avoid see also double bind
  • Word OriginOld English bindan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German binden, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit bandh.Idioms (especially North American English) in a difficult situation that you do not know how to get out of
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bind