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Definition of bond verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    bond

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɒnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bond
    BrE BrE//bɒnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːnd//
     
    he / she / it bonds
    BrE BrE//bɒndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːndz//
     
    past simple bonded
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːndɪd//
     
    past participle bonded
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːndɪd//
     
    -ing form bonding
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːndɪŋ//
     
    Friends, Materials and properties
     
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    join firmly
  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to join two things firmly together; to join firmly to something else bond something This new glue bonds a variety of surfaces in seconds. bond (A) to B It cannot be used to bond wood to metal. bond (A and B) together The atoms bond together to form a molecule. See related entries: Materials and properties
  2. develop relationship
  3. 2[intransitive, transitive] bond (with somebody) to develop or create a relationship of trust with somebody Mothers who are depressed sometimes fail to bond with their children. See related entries: Friends
  4. Word Origin Middle English: variant of band.
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