bound - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1


    [plural] limits that affect and control what can happen or what people are able to do
    within bounds:

    The business community was allowed – within reasonable bounds – to set whatever pay rates they wanted.

    within the bounds of something:

    a decision that is not within the bounds of the mayor’s authority

    beyond/outside the bounds of something:

    investment advice that goes beyond the bounds of good sense

  2. 2
    [countable] mainly literary a long or high jump
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