bound up
adjective Date: 1611 closely involved or associated — usually used with with <
his life was bound up with the town's history
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  • bound up — adjective 1. closely or inseparably connected or associated with (Freq. 1) his career is bound up with the fortunes of the enterprise • Similar to: ↑related, ↑related to 2. deeply devoted to bound up in her teaching is wrapped up in his family …   Useful english dictionary

  • bound up — adj. (cannot stand alone) connected bound up in; with (bound up in one s work; her future is bound up with this firm) * * * [ baʊnd ʌp] with (bound up in one s work; her future is bound up with this firm) (cannot stand alone) [ connected ] bound… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Bound up in — Bound Bound, p. p. & a. 1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume. [1913 Webster] 3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bound up with — Closely linked with • • • Main Entry: ↑bound * * * bound up with (or in) closely connected with or related to democracy is bound up with a measure of economic and social equality …   Useful english dictionary

  • bound up in something — bound up in (something) to be completely involved in or connected with something. These guys lives are completely bound up in baseball …   New idioms dictionary

  • bound up in — (something) to be completely involved in or connected with something. These guys lives are completely bound up in baseball …   New idioms dictionary

  • bound up with something — bound up with (something) to be connected to something else. The secretary pointed out that US security is absolutely bound up with the security of Europe …   New idioms dictionary

  • bound up with — (something) to be connected to something else. The secretary pointed out that US security is absolutely bound up with the security of Europe …   New idioms dictionary

  • bound up with something — bound ˈup with sth idiom closely connected with sth • From that moment my life became inextricably bound up with hers. Main entry: ↑boundidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bound up involved wrapped up — committed committed adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of {uncommitted}. Note: [Narrower terms: {bound up, involved, wrapped up}; {dedicated, devoted}; {pledged, sworn}] [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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