bind

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. restrain, secure, fasten; obligate. See restraint, duty, compulsion, junction.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. dilemma, tight situation, quandary, jam*; see predicament .
v.
1. [To constrain with bonds]
Syn. tie, tie up, truss, truss up, shackle, fetter, pinion, cinch, clamp, chain, leash, constrict, manacle, enchain, enfetter, lace, pin, restrict, restrain, moor, handcuff, hamper, muzzle, hitch, secure, yoke, pin down, peg down, fix, strap, tether, bind up, lash (down), hobble, trammel, hogtie.
2. [To hold together or in place]
Syn. secure, attach, adhere; see fasten 1 .
3. [To obligate]
Syn. oblige, necessitate, compel; see force 1 .
4. [To dress]
Syn. treat, wrap, bandage; see dress 4 .
5. [To join]
Syn. unite, put together, connect; see join 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
*fix, quandary, predicament, dilemma, *pickle.
II
v.
1. tie fasten, secure, wrap, rope, gird, lash, strap, truss, bundle, join.
2. obligate require, restrict, confine, prescribe, compel, force.
ANT.: 1. untie, unbind, unravel, loose
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope: fasten, knot, secure, tie, tie up. See KEEP, TIGHTEN. 2. To apply therapeutic materials to (a wound): bandage, dress. See CARE FOR. 3. To be morally bound to do: charge, commit, obligate, pledge. See OBLIGATION. 4. To unite or be united in a relationship: affiliate, ally, associate, combine, conjoin, connect, join, link, relate. See CONNECT. II noun Informal. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition: box1, corner, deep water, difficulty, dilemma, Dutch, fix, hole, hot spot, hot water, jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, scrape, soup, trouble. Informal: pickle, spot. See EASY.

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