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bind (someone or something) together

To join or fasten together. I fell down because some pranksters bound my shoelaces together. The teacher bound us together for the three-legged race.
See also: bind, together
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bind someone or something together

to tie the parts of something together; to tie a number of things or people together. Can you bind together all three parts? Bind these two bandits together and lead them to jail.
See also: bind, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Of course, not all of these combinations are stable, semi-stable, or quasi-stable, especially when their time to bind together might be longer than their lifespan.
* For combinations of [member of] we have: qa (unmatter biquark), mesons and antimesons; the number of all possible unmatter combinations will be 6 x 6 = 36, but not all of them will bind together.
It is possible to combine, unmatter + unmatter = unmatter, as in ud^ + us^ = uud^s^ (of course if they bind together).
* For combinations of 4 we have: qqaa (unmatter tetraquark); the number of all possible unmatter combinations will be [6.sup.2] x [6.sup.2] = 1,296, but not all of them will bind together.
Chromosome colocalization events are common in cells, and one such event is meiosis: for sexual reproduction to succeed in producing viable cells all of the homologous chromosomes in the process have to, almost simultaneously, bind together in pairs.
The research hinges around a pair of receptors in the brain which bind together to form a functional complex.
When dug in it will improve a clay soil by helping to bind together the small soil particles, and help with moisture retention in light, free-draining soils.
"I want this team to grow up and bind together and next year we'll be even better," he said.
Once he defines the nature of networks, he discusses the myriad ways that networks bind together everything from our economy to our airports and highway systems.
That's when the universe had dissipated enough of the Big Bang's heat that electrons and protons could bind together to form hydrogen atoms.
Studies of the proton furnish insights into the strong force, which governs how quarks bind together and how protons and neutrons form atomic nuclei, Hughes says.
If individual snowballs bind together to make up a comet, they would have only a weak gravitational link to each other, calculates H.
The closeness of that spacing helps determine how strongly electrons bind together, or couple, to produce superconductivity.
Finally, the looped and straight sections both have long, flanking arms that bind together tightly during cleavage.
Chemists at the University of Houston at University Park have developed a computational method for theoretically predicting how strongly two particular molecules would bind together in the presence of a solvent.