bound to (be or do something)

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bound to (be or do something)

Apt or likely to do something. We all thought that Doug was bound to be an artist, so we were very surprised when he became a trader on Wall Street. A: "Do you think it will rain today?" B: "It hasn't rained for weeks, so it's bound to."
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bound to do something

certain to do something; destined to do something. Jill's bound to do a good job. We are bound to tell the truth.
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Compared with the furosemide serum binding at a low molar ratio of oleate to albumin (comparable with that observed in resting healthy subjects), the binding of furosemide to serum protein was inhibited when four or more oleate molecules were bound to one albumin molecule.
Based on a proprietary solid phase matrix called Xtra Bind(TM), nucleic acid is bound to the surface of the Xtra Bind(TM) material which is coated on the inside of traditional PCR tubes or the wells of microtiter plates.
Sickle hemoglobin without oxygen bound to it is stickier than normal, so many of these molecules cluster together in long rods.
However, when bound to the Xtra Bind(TM) matrix, RNA is more stable than current methods and can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Hendrickson of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Columbia University in New York finally created a crystal of the protein bound to two other molecules.
Nasdaq:AMGN) report on the determination of the three-dimensional X-ray crystal structure of erythropoietin (EPO) bound to its receptor.
To understand the interactions that determine the size and shape of an atomic nucleus, it helps to have a detailed picture of the simplest possible combination: a proton bound to a neutron.
This in turn gives customers the confidence that their applications are not bound to a single vendor.