bind off
transitive verb Date: circa 1939 to cast off in knitting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bind off — verb finish the last row (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tie up • Topics: ↑knit, ↑knitting, ↑knitwork • Hypernyms: ↑tie, ↑bind …   Useful english dictionary

  • bind — [[t]baɪnd[/t]] v. bound, bind•ing, n. 1) to fasten or secure with or as if with a band 2) to encircle with a band or ligature: to bind one s hair with a ribbon[/ex] 3) to bandage (often fol. by up): to bind up one s wounds[/ex] 4) to fix in place …   From formal English to slang

  • bind — bindable, adj. /buynd/, v., bound, binding, n. v.t. 1. to fasten or secure with a band or bond. 2. to encircle with a band or ligature: She bound her hair with a ribbon. 3. to swathe or bandage (often fol. by up): to bind up one s wounds. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • bind — 01. You can [bind] the newspapers together with this string. 02. The packages were [bound] together with string and tape. 03. The prisoners were seated on the floor with their hands [bound] behind their backs. 04. We put a spiral [binding] on the …   Grammatical examples in English

  • bind — Synonyms and related words: accept obligation, adjoin, afterthought, agglutinate, agree to, ally, anchor, annoyance, answer for, apply, apprentice, article, associate, attach, band, bandage, bar, be answerable for, be responsible for, be security …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Off hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off one's hands — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bind — v 1. fasten, secure, tie, tie up, bundle, colligate, truss, wrap; join, unite, connect, encircle, gird, attach; lace, entwine, plait, interlace, weave, interlock; buckle, hook. 2. bandage, tape, dress, wrap, swathe. 3. strap, chain, moor, hitch,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Binding off (knitting) — In knitting, binding off, or casting off, is a family of techniques for ending a column (a wale) of stitches. Binding off is typically used to define the final (usually upper, taking the cast on edge as the lower) edge of a knitted fabric,… …   Wikipedia

  • The Ties That Bind (The O.C. episode) — Infobox Television episode Colour = #ffaa44 Series = The O.C. Title = The Ties That Bind Season = 1 (2003 2004) Caption = Here comes the bride. Episode = 27 Airdate = May 5, 2004 (FOX) Writer = Josh Schwartz Director = Patrick Norris Production …   Wikipedia

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