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- v. To constrict, to compress
- v. To become constricted or compressed
- v. To bind by moral or legal obligation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bind fast; to constrict; to contract; to cause parts to draw together; to compress.
- transitive v. To bind by moral or legal obligation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To compress; bind together; constrict.
- Figuratively, to oblige; constrain; bind by obligation.
- To become solid; congeal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become constricted or compressed
- v. constrict or bind or draw together
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