Definition of bound up with (or in) in English:

bound up with (or in)


  • Closely connected with or related to.

    ‘democracy is bound up with a measure of economic and social equality’
    • ‘Let me warn you to remember that the salvation of your soul, and nothing less, is closely bound up with the subject.’
    • ‘These properties are closely bound up with the unique cultural role and status of books.’
    • ‘It's too big a subject - too bound up with who I was, who I wanted to be and who I've become.’
    • ‘An individual's sense of identity is closely bound up with roles he or she plays at home and work.’
    • ‘The outcome of an act of discipline is closely bound up with how a child experiences that relationship.’
    • ‘The collections are therefore closely bound up with one another and, to some degree, interdependent.’
    • ‘We are internationalists, and we know very well that our fate is bound up with that of the rest of the world.’
    • ‘In Papua New Guinea the past remains closely bound up with the present.’
    • ‘The fortunes of Surrey were naturally closely bound up with the fortunes of London.’
    • ‘This unbridled opportunism is closely bound up with their own political past.’
    connected with, linked with, tied up with, united with, allied to, attached to, dependent on, reliant on
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