bound

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. limit, confine, delimit, demarcate; leap, spring, vault.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Literally confined in bonds]
Syn. fettered, shackled, trussed up, manacled, chained, enchained, handcuffed, hobbled, captive, confined, restrained, trammeled, pinioned, pilloried, muzzled, in leash, tied up, harnessed, bound hand and foot, lashed fast, swathed, pinned down, pegged down, tethered, picketed, secured, roped, gagged, hogtied, loaded with irons*.
Ant. free*, unrestrained, loose.
2. [Figuratively constrained]
Syn. impelled, compelled, obliged, obligated, under compulsion, constrained, duty-bound, committed, sworn, pledged, forced, coerced, driven, necessitated, under necessity, made, having no alternative, required, bounden.
Ant. unconstrained, free*, independent.
v.
1. [To move in leaps]
Syn. jump, spring, vault, skip; see jump 1 , skip .
2. [To rebound]
Syn. bounce, ricochet, recoil; see bounce 1 , jump 4 .
3. [To set limits]
Syn. restrict, confine, circumscribe, border; see define 1 , limit , surround 1 .
See Synonym Study at limit , skip .
out of bounds,
Syn. off limits, not permitted, restricted, forbidden; see illegal .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
1. jump leap, bounce, spring, vault, gambol, bounce, hop.
2. restrict restrain, limit, confine, enclose, circumscribe, demarcate.
II
a.
1. tied fastened, wrapped, secured, trussed.
2. destined certain, doomed, fated, headed, sure, ordained, assured, determined.
3. obligated pledged, required, liable, compelled.
ANT.: 1. unsecured, unfastened. 2. unsure, indefinite, unconfirmed. 3. released, freed from obligation
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A sudden lively movement: bounce, jump, leap, spring. See MOVE. 2. An act of bouncing or a bouncing movement: bounce, rebound. See APPROACH, MOVE. II noun 1. A demarcation point or boundary beyond which something does not extend or occur. Often used in plural: confine (used in plural), end, limit. See EDGE. 2. The boundary surrounding a certain area. Used in plural: confine (used in plural), limit (used in plural), precinct (often used in plural). See LIMITED.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To move in a lively way: bounce, jump, leap, spring. See MOVE.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put or form a border on: border, edge, fringe, margin, rim, skirt, verge. See EDGE. 2. To be contiguous or next to: abut, adjoin, border, butt2, join, meet1, neighbor, touch, verge. See NEAR. 3. To fix the limits of: delimit, delimitate, demarcate, determine, limit, mark (out or off), measure. See LIMITED.
VII
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another: beholden, indebted, obligated, obliged. Archaic: bounden. Idiom: under obligation. See OBLIGATION.

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