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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive] legal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybind over
he/she/itbinds over
present participlebinding over
past tensebound over
past participlebound over
  1. if a court binds someone over, it orders them to do something and usually makes them pay money that they lose if they do not obey

    They were bound over to keep the peace.

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