-bound

[[t]-baʊnd[/t]]
1) COMB in ADJ -bound combines with nouns to form adjectives which describe a person who finds it impossible or very difficult to leave the specified place.

Andrew has been left wheelchair-bound after the accident...

I'm pretty desk-bound, which is very frustrating.

2) COMB in ADJ -bound combines with nouns to form adjectives which describe a place that is greatly affected by the specified type of weather.

Three people were hurt in a 12-car pile up on a fog-bound motorway yesterday.

...a glimmer of sun on a frost-bound field.

3) COMB in ADJ-GRADED -bound combines with nouns to form adjectives which describe something or someone that is prevented from working properly or is badly affected by the specified situation. [WRITTEN]

...the somewhat tradition-bound officers of the navy.

...a strike-bound factory.


English dictionary. 2008.

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