-bound

-bound [ baund ] suffix
1. ) used with some adjectives and nouns, for example place names, to make adjectives describing where someone or something is going:
a Tokyo-bound plane
2. ) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that someone is unable to leave a place:
desk-bound computer operators
His mother is sick and more or less house-bound.
a ) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something is preventing people from working or from doing what they want:
a strike-bound factory
duty/tradition/class-bound: a tradition-bound society
b ) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something prevents travel in a place:
fog/snow/ice-bound: a snowbound mountain trail

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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