- A young child out with her family was terrified by a couple of unruly dogs when they bounded up to her.
- He bounded up to me and started to interrogate me as to whom I knew at the party and why I was here.
- ‘Bye,’ he nearly whispered, before bounding down the hallway to meet up with the group of friends that had called for him.
- As I sat, Eleanor came bounding down the stairs.
- A moment later I was bounding down the stairs to tell my mom.
- Sally bounded up to him when he walked into the building alone the next morning.
- A girl in a ruffled jean miniskirt with a colourfully striped v-neck, her light hoodie zip-up flying behind her, came bounding down the stairs.
- Nick practically bounded ahead of me, the concept of pace eluding him.
- I was still lying in bed, trying to force my eyes open, when he bounded up to me like a kid on his 12th birthday.
- She came bounding down the hallway from the kitchen shouting at him.
- As if on cue, Alisha came bounding down the stairs.
- A small rabbit came bounding down the path at one point.
- A pot of tea, thankfully, was on the kitchen table, and I slumped over to it eagerly, flopping down in my battered chair as Mom came bounding down the stairs, my three bags in hand.
- Valentine sensed the relaxed atmosphere and bounded up to Aimée, jumping up on her.
- It was just as I was getting distracted by this odd train of thought that the door at the top of the staircase flew open and Rachel Marie began bounding down the stairs.
- As she was climbing the stairs, Joel came bounding down, dressed in khaki pants and a blue button down shirt that practically made his eyes, which were the exact same color, pop out of his head.
- As I sloshed into the house, Bobby came bounding down the stairs.
- Over the past five years, productivity has bounded ahead to an annual rate of almost three percent, after spending 20 years at an average of less than half that level.
- We do not know who won the high jump or the triple jump except that a couple of Swedes have gone bounding down the track in delight.
- As soon as we got back outside, she came bounding down the street, being pursued by another dog.
2(move)the dog bounded along behind the bicycle — el perro iba dando saltos detrás de la bicicleta
- to bound in/out/away — entrar/salir/irse dando saltos
1(jump)salto masculinebrinco masculinewith one bound — de un salto
- They leap by bounds, twirl their bodies this way and that, delighting in this opportunity to torment me!
- Our tour has come on leaps and bounds in the past four or five years.
- Water was run across, buildings were leapt in a single bound, swords made appropriately dramatic sounds as they were sliced through the air.
- His temperature leaps by bounds, his cheeks are flushed crimson, his pulse beats fast, and his eyes wear an altogether unearthly aspect.
- Then science made some astonishing leaps and bounds, and it became possible to construct a theory of consciousness that involved nothing more complex than the physical brain.
- I think my sketchbook diary is leaps and bounds beyond any of my other work.
- These gents leap over buildings in a single bound, folks!
- Now, they're called super shoplifters, and while they can't leap a building in a single bound, they probably could steal most of what was in it.
- While Mills has yet to prove that he can leap tall buildings in a single bound, there's no doubt that he is one of the most important and influential DJs in the history of the world.
- Able to leap tall silos in a single bound, this animated environmental advocate uses her ground-scan radar vision to detect on-farm perils.
- It's taken considerable leaps and bounds since then.
- The tall building could be leapt in a single bound in lunar gravity.
- Since the winter break, however, he has come into the side, proving that his game has come on leaps and bounds, and in recent weeks the way he has been hogging the headlines has seemed nothing short of selfish.
- I hope that his mission will continue, and his death is seen as reason to work harder, to stand taller, to leap all these cultural obstacles with a single bound.
- With a bound, he leapt free of the car and nearly knocked the poor boy over.
- He will come on leaps and bounds for today's run and has proved he is a leading contender.
- I work with him every week and he's come on leaps and bounds lately.
- One way or another, it galloped in great leaps and bounds.
- But only recently have videogames started making leaps and bounds towards a unified interactive product.
- In a single bound, he leaped over a Texas blocker to force a game-sealing interception earlier this year.
1(limits)límites masculinewithin bounds — dentro de ciertos límites
- within the bounds of the city — dentro del perímetro urbano / de los límites de la ciudad
- within the bounds of reason/possibility — dentro de lo razonable/posible
- the play goes beyond the bounds of decency — la obra cae en lo indecente
- it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they know already — (bien) cabe la posibilidad de que ya lo sepan
- By contrast, hoarding of a non-monetary commodity is kept within bounds by declining marginal utility.
- It's fascinating to see how income tax law has been changed over the years in order to continue misleading people while staying technically within the bounds of the Constitution.
- They are musicians for the 21st Century, where there are no borders and no bounds.
- I do not need to take it any further than to merely say there is a broad power and it can operate beyond the bounds of the Territory.
- His ambition for approbation sets bounds and limits to his ambition, so to speak.
- It's within bounds to distribute it by a hybrid, such as these passes - but the owners would be well-advised to pay attention to the social dynamics of hybrid systems.
- The Crown sets a finite limit and says that is the bounds within which it will negotiate, and if that is not accepted, then it will not be able to negotiate.
- Such statements are entirely within the bounds of ‘tolerance’ and ‘civility,’ and they need no apology.
- Even within these tolerant bounds, however, Nicolas Roeg was a limit tester.
- Confined within proper bounds, such measures need not pose a threat to civil liberties in general or to academic freedom in particular.
- His mother appeared to be extremely happy and her happiness seemed me to have no bounds.
- Once within its bounds, I notice a winding single-story caretaker building to our immediate right.
- Questions linger about how the government will deal with contractors who may have exceeded their contractual authority - and the bounds of the law
- The chance to purchase a site of this critical mass and significance within the bounds of the National Park make it unprecedented in recent years.
- Capable of great inspiration and idealism, they are often accused of lacking realism and being too trusting in the conviction that the power of belief, hope, or love can transcend all bounds and borders.
- We elves patrol throughout the Black Wood, and well into the bounds of the ancient elf kingdom, including the Marshes where you are from.
- He commands 45,000 police and civilians, and is responsible for a massive slice of territory stretching far beyond the bounds of what most people think of as London.
- If the precedent established at Nuremberg has any contemporary relevance, the entire strategy elaborated in this document proceeds outside the bounds of international law.
- And, of course, such systems have a way of refusing to be contained within bounds or borders.
- Townspeople of all ages have taken part in the historic beating of the bounds tradition to observe the boundaries of Malmesbury.
- The bounds of the territorium, described topographically, match the present Llangors parish.
- My only limits are the bounds of good taste, what I consider good taste.
- Therefore, the question of having a navy and of its parameters far transcends the bounds of military tasks alone for any state.
- Mikala's clothing and personal belongings clattered to the floor, their owner's body no longer confined within the bounds of the materials and armor.
- Yet even the members of this excellent Cambridge team sometimes fail to confine themselves within the narrow bounds of testimony.
- Curious as always, we walked beyond the bounds of the current development, into the rock of the desert.
- But there is ample evidence that they are erecting the bounds of their political playpen far beyond the confines of Westminster.
- Built heritage experts concede that the most severely damaged buildings were not the most elegant, stylish or historic within the bounds of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.
- But his views are neither racist nor extremist; they fall within the bounds of legitimate scholarly debate.
- And yet within the bounds of each paragraph, the writing is extremely cogent, even sometimes quite strictly disciplined
- My lamb may not have been the most tender I've ever tasted, but it fell well within the bounds of acceptability, and the lentil sauce was a grainy delight, especially when combined with the dark, thick garlic jus.
1(area/field/country) delimitarshe refuses to be bounded by practical constraints — se niega a verse constreñida por consideraciones de orden práctico
- The site is bounded by natural limestone walls.
- The site is bounded by fencing, hedges and trees, and fences divide most of the plots.
- Old City, bounded by stone walls which once formed part of a fortress, is divided into four quarters.
- When the game starts, your selected object is presented in the center of a spherical space bounded by fractal walls.
- The drive is steep, and narrow, and bounded by high stone walls.
- He was told that the City Council had just received approval from the Health Service Executive to move back the wall bounding the hospital and that work would be done in April.
- After a short rest I turned off down Smithyard Lane - a dirt road, single track, running between open fields and bounded by high hedges.
- Oval in plan, the enclosure is bounded by a single stone wall 2.7 m. thick.
- He may be telling an unfortunate tale, but one still infused with the vitality of childhood, even bounded by the walls of a tiny flat.
- The next image zooms in on the area bounded by the gray circle.
- The outer hair cell has a liquid core bounded by a composite wall.
- The immediate grounds of the house are bounded by a wall and a gate, and then the ‘wilderness,’ a wooded and wilder area.
- Outside, the front lawn is bounded by walls and contains a selection of plants and shrubs as well as a cobblelock driveway providing parking for two cars.
- The long back garden is bounded by walls, mature trees and hedging.
- The east-facing back garden of number 26 is bounded by granite walls and laid in lawn with flower borders.
- The little area now covered by the shed was once a favorite play spot bounded by the hedge and pecan tree on the north, the rock wall on the east, and the alley on the south.
- After laying and during the washing, we had problems getting rid of the water (all but one side of the house is bounded by walls).
- On the bit of garden outworks bounded by the wall is a little group of rowans and lilac, and beneath them grow more daffodils, which we have never noticed particularly.
- It is 120 feet long and 45 feet wide, is enclosed by cut stone granite walls and bounded by mature trees.
- Mosses, ferns and green and white lichens sprawled all over the wet rock wall that bounded the inner curve of the levada.
1(obliged)to be bound to + inf
- the police are bound to prosecute in such cases — la policía está obligada a remitir tales casos a la justicia
- he felt bound to tell his mother what had happened — se sintió obligado a decirle a su madre lo que había sucedido
- I'm duty/honor bound to tell you the truth — es mi deber/obligación decirte la verdad
2(certain)to be bound to + inf
- it was bound to happen sooner or later — tarde o temprano tenía que suceder
- she's bound to be elected — seguro que sale elegida
- it's bound to be expensive — seguro que es caro
- it was bound to go wrong — no cabía duda de que iba a salir mal
- a ship bound for New York — un barco con rumbo a Nueva York
- the truck was bound for Italy — el camión iba rumbo a Italia
- they are homeward/Moscow bound — van camino a casa/a Moscú
- Two planes carrying 89 people took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport yesterday around an hour apart and bound for two different destinations.
- He shouted at a handful of passengers, who boarded another bus bound for the same destination, and forced them to alight, leaving all their belongings in the bus.
- They made sure that they were on the next flight bound for Toronto.
- But how many minutes will the bench - bound Italian with the stylised facial hair play against the Koreans?
- The group was bound for Greece and other European destinations in the hope of earning a livelihood to support their families back home.
- Much to my delight, the traffic was heading in the other direction and I had the northern bound freeway to myself.
- Oh sure, she was bound for a very good college and was fairly certain that he wasn't, but was it worth it?
- Suitcases, once bound for holidays abroad in Mexico and the USA, were left strewn across all four lanes of the carriageway.
- That where he is bound come April 5, when he will attempt to better his brave fourth place in last year's National.
- Servants bound for less desirable colonial destinations also received shorter terms.
- The strike also delayed trains bound for destinations on the European mainland.
- Two experienced Spaniards, inseparable partners, were bound for Ancohuma.
- The only discomfort was sharing space with at least a couple of passengers bound for the same destination.
- We in the hardboat were bound for Mumbles Pier, the others for more distant destinations.
- The container was loaded onto a ship at Zeebrugge bound for Ireland and police believe that is the most likely place for them to have stowed away.
- Once again the lorry left Ramsgate aboard the Sally Star bound for Dunkirk.
- On December 3, he checked out again and jumped on a plane bound for Hawaii.
- A passenger, who just arrived at the station and asked for anonymity, was forced by several bus brokers to board a bus which is not bound for his destination.
- So he fled that very night, running many miles away from his master, and jumped onto a ship bound for Britain.
- Although the initial stay was only six months, after returning to France it wasn't long before they were bound for Bulgaria once again.