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suffix -bound pronunciation in British English /baʊnd/
  1. 1
    used with some adjectives and nouns, for example place names, to make adjectives describing where someone or something is going

    a Tokyo-bound plane

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  2. 2
    used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that someone is unable to leave a place

    His mother is sick and more or less house-bound.

    desk-bound computer operators

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    1. a.
      used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something prevents travel in a place

      a fog-bound airport

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    2. b.
      used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something is preventing people from working or from doing what they want

      a strike-bound factory

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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