bind [-s, bound] v

OE bindan.

  1. Tie; fasten; attach; secure; [fig.] control; maintain; govern; regulate; (see Job 28:11).
  2. Abash; confound; shackle; confine; hinder; limit; muzzle; silence; put restrictions on; deprive of liberty; take away the freedom of (see Ezekiel 3:25); [in music] place a curved line between repeated notes to show continuance of sound.