bound for something

1) travelling towards a place

The drugs were found on a container ship that was bound for Spain.

a taxi bound for Heathrow airport

2) very likely to do something in the future

Stan was doing a Master's at Harvard, and bound for a career in finance.


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  • bound — 1 the past tense and past participle of bind 1 2 adjective (no comparative) 1 be bound to to be very likely to do or feel a particular thing: Don t lie to her. She s bound to find out about it. | it is bound to be (=used to say that something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bound*/ — [baʊnd] adj I 1) bound to do sth something that is bound to happen will almost certainly happen If you have problems at home, it s bound to affect your work.[/ex] 2) bound to do sth used for saying that you must do something or you should do… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bound — bound1 verb walk or run with leaping strides. noun a leaping movement towards or over something. Origin C16: from Fr. bond (n.), bondir (v.) resound , later rebound , from late L. bombitare, from L. bombus humming . bound2 noun 1》 a boundary. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

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