bind up with (something)

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bind up with (something)

1. To wrap someone or something in something. A noun or pronoun is used before or after "up." I need to bind up my foot with a bandage to try to reduce the swelling. The nurses applied cream to the burn victim's skin and bound him up with gauze.
2. To join or fasten multiple people or things together with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "up." Bind the books up with this cord—it'll make them easier to carry. They bound the prisoners up with chains so that they couldn't escape.
See also: bind, up

bound up with someone or something

deeply concerned or involved with someone or something. He's so bound up with his work, he has time for nothing else. Andrew is bound up with his girlfriend and has time for no one else.
See also: bound, up