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verb bond pronunciation in British English /bɒnd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybond
he/she/itbonds
present participlebonding
past tensebonded
past participlebonded
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to develop feelings of love, friendship, or duty towards other people, or to make someone develop these feelings
    The two new recruits seemed to bond immediately.
    bond together: The team has bonded together well.
    bond with: He never felt like he bonded with any of the other students.
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    1. a.
      to develop the strong and special feeling of love that it is considered normal for a mother and her baby to have for one another
      The mother and baby are left together after the birth so that they can start to bond.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to fix two things firmly together, usually with glue, or to become fixed in this way
    a substance used for bonding plastics
    bond together: The fibres bond together and form a thin sheet.
    bond something to something: This product bonds fabric to any surface.

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