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  1. 1
    travelling towards a place

    The drugs were found on a container ship that was bound for Spain.

    a taxi bound for Heathrow airport

  2. 2
    very likely to do something in the future

    Stan was doing a Master’s at Harvard, and bound for a career in finance.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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