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    bound

    If he didn't get here first, I reasoned, someone was bound to see my crumpled vehicle at the bottom of a slope beside a busy road

    What does bound mean here?

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    Re: bound

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    I'm not a teacher
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    It means that it was more than likely that someone would see his vehicle.

    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.

    it is bound to be (=used to say that something should have been expected)
    'It's hot!' 'Well, it was bound to be, I just took it out of the oven.'
    When you are dealing with so many patients, mistakes are bound to happen.


    Longman - bound

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    #3

    Re: bound

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    If he didn't get here first, I reasoned, someone was sure/certain to see my crumpled vehicle at the bottom of a slope beside a busy road

    What does bound mean here?
    buggles (not a teacher)

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