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noun bond pronunciation in British English /bɒnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that gives people or groups a reason to love one another or feel they have a duty to one another
    bond between: The experience formed a close bond between us.
    bond with: We will work to strengthen our bonds with neighbouring countries.
    a common bond: These women all lead very different lives, but they share a common bond.
  2. 2
    [countable] business a document given to someone who invests money in a government or company, promising to pay back the money with interest
    a government/Treasury bond: Government bonds are usually a safe investment.
    a bond issue (=an offer to sell bonds): The company raised money through a bond issue.
  3. 4
    [countable] literary a serious promise that you make to someone
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  4. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] the way that two surfaces are stuck together, usually with glue
    bond between: The surfaces must be clean to ensure a good bond between the floor and the tiles.
  5. 6
    [countable] chemistry a force that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule
    Carbon atoms can form bonds with nitrogen and oxygen atoms.
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    [plural] literary something that stops you from being free or from feeling that you can do what you want
    1. a.
      chains or ropes tied around someone so that they are not free to move
      He managed to struggle free from his bonds.


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