Translation of bind in Spanish:


atar, v.

Pronunciation: /baɪnd//bʌɪnd/

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
    • He was bound and gagged in the same manner as her.
    • Even then, we pressed the outer limits of what in fact could be bound without falling apart, or even what students could carry.
    • Michael was bound, but not gagged, thankfully, and looked slightly beat up.
    • His father was bound, gagged and unconscious in a chair, next to the bed.
    • 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.
    • She was bound and gagged into the chair, and her eyes were wild with fright.
    • Two medical personnel had just shot her mother with a tranquilizer dart and had bound her with restraining cloth.
    • Within a few seconds, its forelegs were bound together tightly, and its tail was fastened to its hind legs.
    • When he awakens, he realizes that he is bound and gagged in a dark confined place.
    • 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.
    • Shackles bind him at the wrists and ankles, stretching his body long across the table.
    • It was Maria and she was bound, gagged and blindfolded!
    • 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.
    • After the corpse has been washed and dressed, its hands and feet are bound together to stop them inadvertently springing apart.
    • Pack them in your travel cover, binding them with packing tape so they won't rattle around.
    • It is bound together by kinship ties of blood and especially brotherhood.
    • My friend and I were bound, gagged, and dragged onto the ship that carried us here.
    • His wrists were bound together and were resting on his stomach.
    • Two hands in an attitude of prayer are bound together with twine.
    • She was bound from head to foot, her mouth gagged.
    • For Greene, as for many Vatican II Catholics, theology, politics, and economics were tightly bound together.
    • They had sat through some horrific details, hearing how the brave security guard was bound, gagged and beaten to death.
    • When we arrived there, I felt as if I was bound and gagged.
    • She tried to scream but found that someone had gagged and bound her.
    • Lionel wrenched him to his feet and cut the wires binding him.
    • 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.
    • For Gabriella, men and money are forever bound together.
    • Prometheus is bound in writhing shackles that reach up and clasp his arms.
    • No chains, no ropes, no shackles bound him, not even so much as a door blocked either of the two exits.
    • 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.
    • But the answer is to be found in the fact that the advantages and disadvantages of parenthood are inextricably bound together.
    • 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.
    • He was bound and gagged with rope and tape and suspended from the roof of the van.
    • It was a sword that was bound in chains to a chunk of limestone.
    • He pulled the bound sticks in the form of a Y from his back pocket.
    • I was bound, gagged, and thrown over a horse's back.
    • Religion and art are tightly bound together, interpenetrating each other.
    • The next morning the young girl is gone, but she has left a bound bundle of sticks in her place; she is returning home.
    • Dominick's hands and feet were bound together by thick rope and he could not stand up or attempt to escape.
    • But there is another serious problem with this book - it seems to be two different books bound together in one cover.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • She explains that she's bound the pages in red because to the Cherokee the colour symbolises wisdom through wounding.
    • Hard-to-find craft materials, including a three-panel nature press, are bound into the book.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A blue cover with silver letters bound the AP Stylebook.
    • 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.
    • On top lay a large book, bound in red leather, the word Travels embossed on the cover.
    • Tatty covers can bind the most inspiring literature.
    • Finally, the quires of pages are bound between two wooden covers and the spine is tied with damp leather.
    • Considering the fragility of paper, this is miraculous, and probably due to many of these pages having been bound as notebooks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Stir in enough milk to bind and knead the dough until it is soft and smooth.
    • Mix in the chopped spinach and spicy mushroom mix, then bind together with the egg white.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The body of the dish is pure cocoa bound only with egg white.
    • Set aside to cool, then stir in the egg whites to bind together.
    • 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.
    • Stir in the parmesan and bind with a little cold water to form a dough.
    • The meat will bind itself when it is mixed with the rest of the ingredients.
    • Beat the egg and add gradually through the feeder tube, then add enough oil to bind - about 1 tbsp.
    • 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.
    • Stir in the sugar and ground mastic, then rub the butter into the flour and bind with the milk.
  • 2

    • 2.1(wrap)

      they bind their heads with turbans se envuelven la cabeza con turbantes
      • 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.
      • It was a cheap, nylon carpet with a rubber back and was bound with white plastic string.
      • To prevent fluid buildup, she used bandages to bind her legs tightly, from toe to thigh, for 10 hours a day.
      • 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.
      • I feel attached, as if our souls were bound with the same thread.
      • 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.
      • The long black hair bound back in a single braid secured with a strip of cloth.
      • 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.
      • Neston Church was bound in a huge banner as part of a global campaign to wrap up world poverty last week.
      • She raised one foot without turning, and he saw it was bound with cloth to make a sort of padded footwear.
      • 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.
      • Two individuals had probably been bound with their legs pulled tightly into their chests, a position not commonly found on archaeological sites.
      • 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.
      • She was swathed in white, bound from head to toe in that mother of all hues, immaculate and true.
      • 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.
      • Her flaxen hair was drawn back in a single plait bound with cord.
      • 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.
      • Her thick black hair has been bound into a single ponytail.
      • She had black hair that was bound in a neat ponytail and was a foot taller than Joshua, which was tall for a girl.
      • Viviane's deep red hair was bound up into a bun, although some of her hair was free anyway and very curly.

    • 2.2

      (wound) vendar
      • It was better than keeping it bound in bandages.
      • After getting her wounds bound, Razi led Asher and Iola to the dungeons to inform Daniel and his crew of the victory.
      • Soon, she had cleaned the wounds, and bound them with 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.
      • 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.
      • She finally grabbed a piece of cloth and tightly bound up the cut.
      • 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.
      • She looked at her chest and noticed the bandages that bound her chest were gone.
      • Uttering a muttered curse, I yank off my shirt and rip it into strips, which I bind tightly over the wounds.
      • The stock tie and pin worn are useful to bind up wounds on the trail.
      • 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.
      • They described how to treat fractures, they would use splints bound with bandages.
      • He dealt with that first, smearing salve over the bandage with which he bound the wound, and then attended to the many bruises.
      • 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.
      • The remains of his shirt had been removed to get at the wound, which was thickly bound in white bandages.
      • He is always ready to bind up our wounds and strengthen us.
      • Our congregations will offer their practical and pastoral resources to bind up the wounds of the nation.
      • 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).
      • Soon she was applying the medicine and ripping off more of her dress to bind the more nasty slashes.
      • He staggered to his home where his family bound up the wound with rags.
      • 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.

    • 2.3(in sewing)

      to bind off cerrar

  • 3

    • 3.1(oblige, force)

      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
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • But Samantha Leigh, prosecuting, said trouble started in 1998 when Henson received a bind over from magistrates for a common assault on Mrs Williams.
      • 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
  • 5


intransitive verb

  • 1

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

    (become stuck, jam)
    (brakes/wheel) trabarse
    (wheel/brakes) atascarse


  • 1

    (difficult situation)
    aprieto masculine
    apuro masculine
    to be in a bind estar en un aprieto / apuro
    • to put sb in a bind poner a algn en un aprieto / apuro
  • 2British

    lata feminine informal
    plomo masculine informal
    rollo masculine Spain informal
    what a bind! ¡qué rollo! Spain informal