Translation of bind in Spanish:

bind

atar, v.

Pronunciation /bʌɪnd//baɪnd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (tie, fasten)
    (captive/person) atar
    (captive/person) amarrar
    (corn/wheat) agavillar
    their hands and feet were bound los ataron / amarraron de pies y manos
    • the ties that bind us to our loved ones los lazos que nos unen a los seres queridos
    • She tried to scream but found that someone had gagged and bound her.
    • She was bound and gagged into the chair, and her eyes were wild with fright.
    • For Gabriella, men and money are forever bound together.
    • I was bound, gagged, and thrown over a horse's back.
    • He was bound and gagged with rope and tape and suspended from the roof of the van.
    • Prometheus is bound in writhing shackles that reach up and clasp his arms.
    • The next morning the young girl is gone, but she has left a bound bundle of sticks in her place; she is returning home.
    • His father was bound, gagged and unconscious in a chair, next to the bed.
    • He pulled the bound sticks in the form of a Y from his back pocket.
    • My hands and ankles were bound together by coarse rope so there was no way I could run.
    • Her feet were covered with sandal clad tabi and her arms were adorned with long white zouri that were bound at the elbow by a red ribbon.
    • When we arrived there, I felt as if I was bound and gagged.
    • Personally I'd like to see him go the whole hog - bind him, gag him and chuck him into the Thames wearing a pair of concrete boots.
    • It was Maria and she was bound, gagged and blindfolded!
    • He was bound and gagged in the same manner as her.
    • Two hands in an attitude of prayer are bound together with twine.
    • The four steel rods were bound together at the top to form a pyramid, and the netting was draped and then wired to the rods and loosely sewn shut with string.
    • Dominick's hands and feet were bound together by thick rope and he could not stand up or attempt to escape.
    • Two medical personnel had just shot her mother with a tranquilizer dart and had bound her with restraining cloth.
    • When he awakens, he realizes that he is bound and gagged in a dark confined place.
    • Michael was bound, but not gagged, thankfully, and looked slightly beat up.
    • No chains, no ropes, no shackles bound him, not even so much as a door blocked either of the two exits.
    • Within a few seconds, its forelegs were bound together tightly, and its tail was fastened to its hind legs.
    • His wrists were bound together and were resting on his stomach.
    • It was a sword that was bound in chains to a chunk of limestone.
    • It was rather weak at first, but grew so rapidly that, had he been able to do anything other then feel pain, he might have ripped himself free from the restraints that bound him.
    • But the answer is to be found in the fact that the advantages and disadvantages of parenthood are inextricably bound together.
    • After the corpse has been washed and dressed, its hands and feet are bound together to stop them inadvertently springing apart.
    • Those eyes locked instantly on his own and both of them felt a strange pull towards each other, a connection that was subtle and yet firm, something like being bound with silk.
    • They had sat through some horrific details, hearing how the brave security guard was bound, gagged and beaten to death.
    • She was bound from head to foot, her mouth gagged.
    • It is bound together by kinship ties of blood and especially brotherhood.
    • Shackles bind him at the wrists and ankles, stretching his body long across the table.
    • For Greene, as for many Vatican II Catholics, theology, politics, and economics were tightly bound together.
    • Lionel wrenched him to his feet and cut the wires binding him.
    • Even then, we pressed the outer limits of what in fact could be bound without falling apart, or even what students could carry.
    • My friend and I were bound, gagged, and dragged onto the ship that carried us here.
    • Pack them in your travel cover, binding them with packing tape so they won't rattle around.
    • Viewers have often wondered where the kids are bound and gagged while she whips up her divine culinary creations and who washes the mountains of dishes she leaves in her wake.
    • Religion and art are tightly bound together, interpenetrating each other.
  • 2

    • 2.1(wrap)

      envolver
      they bind their heads with turbans se envuelven la cabeza con turbantes
      • Viviane's deep red hair was bound up into a bun, although some of her hair was free anyway and very curly.
      • Her first letter had appeared other-worldly among the drab envelopes of the evening mail call, a grand parchment rolled like a diploma and bound in a single red ribbon.
      • I feel attached, as if our souls were bound with the same thread.
      • Her thick black hair has been bound into a single ponytail.
      • To prevent fluid buildup, she used bandages to bind her legs tightly, from toe to thigh, for 10 hours a day.
      • Briskly quartered tomatoes lay on the chopping board next to a sprig of spring onions with wispy, soiled roots and fresh green stalks, bound by a blue elastic band.
      • Pulling a length of gleaming silver ribbon out of her white robe with the other, she wrapped Alex's hand, binding it around the sword hilt.
      • She had black hair that was bound in a neat ponytail and was a foot taller than Joshua, which was tall for a girl.
      • It was a cheap, nylon carpet with a rubber back and was bound with white plastic string.
      • Neston Church was bound in a huge banner as part of a global campaign to wrap up world poverty last week.
      • She was swathed in white, bound from head to toe in that mother of all hues, immaculate and true.
      • Two individuals had probably been bound with their legs pulled tightly into their chests, a position not commonly found on archaeological sites.
      • Her flaxen hair was drawn back in a single plait bound with cord.
      • Some bundles of cardboard are bound in a way that airlines can use them as ballast, an extra weight required when the plane doesn't have enough cargo or passengers.
      • I walked to the library slowly, as if shambling, for my heart is bound with iron bands like the faithful servant in that old tale.
      • But the traditional way of attaching them to the wreath ring is to bind them with one long piece of twine, wrapping it three times around the ring for each sprig.
      • The long black hair bound back in a single braid secured with a strip of cloth.
      • She raised one foot without turning, and he saw it was bound with cloth to make a sort of padded footwear.
      • In doing so he referred to the evidence of the pathologist and concluded that it was pure speculation to suggest that the deceased was bound with the bed sheet.
      • The artificial limb, in a white sock and brown flat shoe, was bound in a heavy material like canvas and ended in an ugly jointure where it was attached to the stump.

    • 2.2

      (wound) vendar
      • She finally grabbed a piece of cloth and tightly bound up the cut.
      • A passing taxi driver saw him, stopped to bind his wounds with bandages from his first aid kit, thus saving his life, and called an ambulance.
      • As a Blue Hawk, she was the best medic available, and with neat motions she tore her tunic into bandages and bound the wounded limbs tightly to staunch the bleeding.
      • The remains of his shirt had been removed to get at the wound, which was thickly bound in white bandages.
      • She noticed that she was wearing what appeared to be a long, white dress, and her arm was bound up tightly and placed in a sling.
      • They described how to treat fractures, they would use splints bound with bandages.
      • Our congregations will offer their practical and pastoral resources to bind up the wounds of the nation.
      • He is always ready to bind up our wounds and strengthen us.
      • He dealt with that first, smearing salve over the bandage with which he bound the wound, and then attended to the many bruises.
      • She looked at her chest and noticed the bandages that bound her chest were gone.
      • It was better than keeping it bound in bandages.
      • Soon she was applying the medicine and ripping off more of her dress to bind the more nasty slashes.
      • At the same time, compress the area with an elastic bandage without binding it too tightly (you should be able to slide your finger under the bandage).
      • Gail seems to have tried to bind up the wound with strip of material or something but was too much in agony to take off her t-shirt first.
      • Soon, she had cleaned the wounds, and bound them with bandages.
      • The stock tie and pin worn are useful to bind up wounds on the trail.
      • Uttering a muttered curse, I yank off my shirt and rip it into strips, which I bind tightly over the wounds.
      • He staggered to his home where his family bound up the wound with rags.
      • After getting her wounds bound, Razi led Asher and Iola to the dungeons to inform Daniel and his crew of the victory.
      • The Samaritan provided for the care of the injured man by digging into his own pockets to pay the price for his care. He bound up his wounds and poured oil on him.
      • All of them needed their cuts disinfecting, some needed deep wounds cleaning and binding and some were just beyond my comprehension and ability to treat.

    • 2.3(in sewing)

      ribetear
      to bind off cerrar

  • 3

    • 3.1(oblige, force)

      obligar
      signing this document doesn't bind you to anything la firma de este documento no lo obliga / compromete a nada
      • they are bound by law to supply the goods están obligados por ley a suministrar los artículos
      • But Samantha Leigh, prosecuting, said trouble started in 1998 when Henson received a bind over from magistrates for a common assault on Mrs Williams.
      • It can be inferred from the decision which he made to seek a bind over at that time that he had concluded, at that point at least, that there was still a risk of a continued breach of the peace.
      • Where the State meets its burden of proof at the preliminary examination on the charged crime, the court lacks authority to dismiss the charged crime and bind defendant over to stand trial on a lesser degree of the charged crime, all as more fully set forth in the opinion.
      • The Magistrates' Court may bind you over to keep the peace for a specified period in a number of different circumstances.
      • If the evidence at the preliminary hearing supports a new or different charge, the court may bind the case over to the appropriate court on the new or different offense.

    • 3.2(constrain)

      to be bound by sth (to + inf)
      • you are still bound by your promise sigues estando obligado a cumplir lo que prometiste
      • she feels bound by her own code of ethics to … siente que, de acuerdo a sus principios, es su deber …

  • 4

    (book) encuadernar
    (book) empastar
    • The pages were then passed on to the next artist who worked on them and participants didn't see their work until the finished pages were bound into books.
    • A blue cover with silver letters bound the AP Stylebook.
    • Hard-to-find craft materials, including a three-panel nature press, are bound into the book.
    • Finally, the quires of pages are bound between two wooden covers and the spine is tied with damp leather.
    • In his will, Michele d' Alessio stipulated that any unbound volumes should be bound, and that each book should be annotated on its flyleaf with his name as donor.
    • In a year spent reading manuscripts, it was always good to get stuck into something that was bound, between covers, and somebody else's baby.
    • I signed several thousand sheets of blank paper, often drawing things on them, which were bound into books, which were only for sale through Borders.
    • You can always choose to have your pages bound into a book by professionals too.
    • She handed the girl the diary she had been reading from, a small book bound in red leather that was at once very much worn and carefully preserved.
    • The sizes of the pages were inconsistent and some had clearly been damaged or written on long before being bound into the book.
    • The Times itself has its 14,000 word explainer that could be bound into a book.
    • That one had a colour cover and was properly bound etc.
    • Tatty covers can bind the most inspiring literature.
    • On top lay a large book, bound in red leather, the word Travels embossed on the cover.
    • The book, which is bound for the first time, features a mustard-yellow cover with artwork of an ape contemplating a baseball.
    • Pre 19th century books were issued without covers, bound by either the bookseller or the buyer.
    • But there is another serious problem with this book - it seems to be two different books bound together in one cover.
    • Considering the fragility of paper, this is miraculous, and probably due to many of these pages having been bound as notebooks.
    • She explains that she's bound the pages in red because to the Cherokee the colour symbolises wisdom through wounding.
  • 5

    Cooking
    ligar
    unir
    • The meat will bind itself when it is mixed with the rest of the ingredients.
    • You may need to use a little bit of cold water to get it to bind together.
    • Sift the icing sugar and stir into the flour, then bind together with egg yolk and milk.
    • The body of the dish is pure cocoa bound only with egg white.
    • The salad was bound with pomegranate molasses, avocado oil, and a platoon of toasted pecans, and the trout turned out to be pinkish and meaty, like salmon, with a light, freshwater taste.
    • Combine ingredients in a bowl, bind together with an egg; take a large spoonful of mixture, roll it in a ball, flatten it & then coat with breadcrumbs.
    • Beat the egg and add gradually through the feeder tube, then add enough oil to bind - about 1 tbsp.
    • Mix in the chopped spinach and spicy mushroom mix, then bind together with the egg white.
    • Soya is used to ‘bulk out’ and bind many processed foods, such as sausages, lasagne, beefburgers and chicken nuggets and it allows food firms to claim a higher protein content on the label.
    • Set aside to cool, then stir in the egg whites to bind together.
    • Stir in enough milk to bind and knead the dough until it is soft and smooth.
    • Stir in the sugar and ground mastic, then rub the butter into the flour and bind with the milk.
    • Stir in the parmesan and bind with a little cold water to form a dough.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (stick together)
    (dough) ligarse
    (dough) unirse
    (cement) cuajar
  • 2

    (become stuck, jam)
    (brakes/wheel) trabarse
    (wheel/brakes) atascarse
    • Also, they were bound with several bands of intricately carved bronze.
    • The handle and hilt were bound with thick black material.
    • Built on a solid concrete foundation, the house is bound together with vertical and horizontal steel rods.
    • It is less tapered than earlier Boston tankards and is visually bound by applied ridged hoops.
    • The metal doors were bound with lock and chain but they were also partially unhinged from the wall.
    • The protruding scimitar handle was bound with some kind of dark twine with a dark stone mounted on the pommel, set in silver.

noun

informal

  • 1

    (difficult situation)
    aprieto masculine
    apuro masculine
    • This is the difficult bind in which TNA finds itself - there are ramifications regardless of which direction it chooses to go in.
    • The states are plotzing right and left, caught in hideous binds - whether it is better to release dangerous prisoners or cut back the schools, cut back health care for kids or nursing homes for old folks.
    • Two months into his second term, he is in one of the toughest political binds of his presidency.
    • A third point is that parents find it difficult to articulate their disappointment (and sometimes their anger) because they are caught in an emotional bind.
    • This puts him in a bit of a bind because the politically-unspeakable answer here is that there are no good solutions anymore.
    • So I think they really were in a bind, and I don't think they meant to offend their - the people, but they knew that if that was going to happen, they would take that chance.
    • After spending nine years there, he, like many refugees in a tight bind, made a deal that he is now regretting.
    • It has put the administration ‘in a serious political bind.’
    • What they have got going for them is that our maladroitness politically and diplomatically has put us in a real bind.
    • Politicians will no doubt find themselves in a bind.
    • But that admiration sometimes gets him in a bind.
    • Get-tough recommendations like this so dominate the mainstream policy debate on welfare that the binds faced by low-income workers with children receive little attention.
    • Agreed, women politicians are caught in a vicious bind.
    • Mr. Jordan says he and others similarly situated were in a bind.
    • With accountability so popular, however, the unions and their allies found themselves in a political bind.
    • That's why I sort of - you know, I was in a bind, and I cut corners.
    • It seems to me that he is in a bind, where he's essentially either a paper tiger or he's responsible for these things; either he can't stop the bombing or he can and refuses to.
    • The regional forest agreements have just set this off and so it's simply that and on top of that we've had farmers now caught in various other kinds of binds, needing more water.
    • Lawson-Remer was in a bind; she didn't want them to carry out this threat, but she believed the turnout was in the 50,000 to 75,000 range.
    • Russia is in a political bind of its own creation, specifically over the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty.
  • 2British

    (nuisance)
    lata feminine informal
    plomo masculine informal
    rollo masculine Spain informal
    what a bind! ¡qué rollo! Spain informal
    • While I agree that finding somewhere to park is sometimes a bind, we have never had to pay for it.
    • The travel can be a bit of a bind but then you get days like one at Catterick recently when it was five-hour round trip for one ride - but it won!
    • That's when having a business is a bind, but it needn't be like that!
    • Life since I left work is such a bind - now I have to have two more hangovers in my remaining six days here.
    • This is becoming almost as much of a bind as those haikus.
    • As a dial-up user having to download a 700 kb word document is quite a bind.
    • In York it really is a bind having to dodge those disabled drivers trying to have as good a quality of life as those lucky able-bodied shoppers.
    • This process can be a bind, and content is limited to select file types, but with the right search engine, you could watch the latest shows from across the Atlantic before they make an appearance on E4.
    • First things first, ordering in Oscars is a bit of a bind.
    • All tackle is provided, which avoids the bind of lugging rods and tackle around airports.
    • As I drink about a gallon a day at home if not more, this is a bit of a bind.
    • Work is a bit of a bind at the mo ’, seem to be suffering from a bad case of post festive season wind up.
    • It makes you wonder when something goes from being a bit of fun that you add to every now and again to something that becomes a bit of a bind.
    • Seven days in a hotel can be a bit of a bind sometimes, but there is a feeling of excitement about this tour, a buzz: we all know something special is just around the corner.
    • Number 8 I would probably take my laptop computer even though it would be a bit of a bind but it would make keeping in touch with the family easier.
    • I know my kids well enough and am confident enough about my own opinions that writing them isn't too much of a bind.
    • Most airlines however ask that you carry them in your hand luggage which can be a bit of a bind.
    • I am rapidly coming to the opinion that driving, one of the things I love most in my life, is getting to be a complete bind.