The campaign has all too often seemed small, and the hurricane served as a reminder that there are larger things that bind us.
This has put Ukrainian gay activists and their allies in a bind.
It is precisely the ability of WGA to bind to proteins lining the gut that raises concern amongst medical researchers.
The hope that right-wing family values will bind coalitions with immigrant communities is also misguided.
In season two, however, Dwight puts Michael in a bind when he shows up as protection against Darryl.
And she made a movement, as if to bind back her hair, that she might hasten away.
Well, then, be it so; but loving me does not bind you too much.
The first precaution that the corporal had taken was to disarm and bind his prisoners.
Of which the former are differences that bind, and the latter that separate.
He produced some thin frayed rope and proceeded to bind our companion with sufficient strictness for the purpose.
Old English bindan "to tie up with bonds" (literally and figuratively), also "to make captive; to cover with dressings and bandages" (class III strong verb; past tense band, past participle bunden), from Proto-Germanic *bindan (cf. Old Saxon bindan, Old Norse and Old Frisian binda, Old High German binten "to bind," German binden, Gothic bindan), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (see bend). Intransitive sense of "stick together" is from 1670s. Of books, from c.1400.
"anything that binds," in various senses, late Old English, from bind (v.). Meaning "tight or awkward situation" is from 1851.