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bind something v.
lier ; attacher ; nouer quelque chose

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
relier (vt.)
dans le pétrin ; dans la panade ; dans la mouise
relâcher sous condition
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     ( bound    pt, pp  )
   (=tie)   attacher  
→ His hands were bound behind the post.        
→ the tape which was used to bind the files        
to bind one thing to another      (=fix)   attacher une chose à une autre  
→ She bound it to the roof of the car.        
   (=unite)   unir une chose à une autre  
→ the political ties that bind the USA to Britain        
to bind together        [+things]   lier  
→ Bind the ends of the cord together with thread.        
  [+people]   unir  
→ It is the threat of persecution that binds them together.        
     [+book]   relier  
→ Each volume is bound in red cloth.        
[treaty, contract]  
→ The treaty binds them to respect their neighbour's independence.        
to be legally bound to do sth      être contraint (e)   par la loi à faire qch  
→ The authorities will be legally bound to arrest any suspects.        

it's a bind      c'est casse-pieds *     
→ It is expensive to buy and a bind to carry home.        
it's a terrible bind to ...      c'est vraiment casse-pieds de ...  
→ It's a terrible bind to have to cook your own meals.        

bind over  
      vt sep     (LAW)   mettre en liberté conditionnelle  
→ They put us in a cell, and the next day the judge bound us over.        
to bind sb over to keep the peace      relaxer qn à condition qu'il ne trouble pas l'ordre public  
→ Demonstrators were bound over to keep the peace.        
bind up  
      vt sep  
     [+wound]   panser
   to be bound up in      [person]  
  [+work, research]  
être complètement absorbé (e)   par  
[thing]   (=involved)   être étroitement lié (e)   à  
→ we think the future of lecturers is bound up in the future success of the learning age        
double bind  
      n   (=catch 22)   situation    f   inextricable  
→ How do we deal with this double bind?        
to be in a double bind      être dans une impasse, être pris (e)   dans une impasse  
→ Women are caught in a double bind, marginalised in the community if they are not wives and mothers, under excessive pressure to be perfect if they are.        
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"bind something": examples and translations in context
A spell is something that binds something, or someone's heart. Le sort est une chose qui sert à relier une personne par le cœur.
Yes. Hydrogen is very light. If it doesn't bind to something else, it tends to get kicked out of the atmosphere altogether, never to return. Oui. L'hydrogène est très léger. S'il ne lie pas à autre chose, il tend à obtenir donné un coup de pied hors de l'atmosphère tout à fait, jamais au retour.
See if you can find something to bind these towels with. Trouve de quoi nouer les serviettes.
A spell is something that binds what it's cast upon. Le sort est une chose qui sert à relier une personne par le cœur.
Friends for life, until death There's something that binds Amis a la vie a la mort Il se passe entre toi et moi
There is, though, something that binds us together no matter what disputes we may have with each other, and that is our mutual respect. Un lien nous unit pourtant, malgré toutes les disputes qui peuvent nous opposer: notre respect mutuel.
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