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bahyn ding

  • n  the capacity to attract and hold something
  • n  strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
  • n  the act of applying a bandage
  • n  one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot; the bindings should release in case of a fall
  • n  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
    the book had a leather binding
  • v  stick to firmly
  • v  create social or emotional ties
  • v  make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
  • v  wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  • v  secure with or as if with ropes
  • v  bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  • v  provide with a binding
  • v  fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
  • v  form a chemical bond with
  • v  cause to be constipated
  • s  executed with proper legal authority
    a binding contract

  • Antiandrogen drugs, like bicalutamide, work by binding to the androgen receptors on prostate-cancer cells, chemically preventing the hormones from interacting with the tumor.
  • Philip Hollis for PTI "I got back to the lab, and as soon as we saw a sequence of the hemagglutinin, we looked at the receptor binding site and found indications of an alpha-2,6 .
  • An alpha-2,3 binding specificity means the virus is well suited to the cells in an animal respiratory tract but probably not human cells.
News & Articles


  • Samuel Alito in PR Web (press release)
    As Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the Court, "The right to bear arms is fully binding on the states and thus limits (but by no means eliminates) their ability to devise solutions to social problems that suit local needs and values."
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    This provocation underscores the need for action -- not just this afternoon at the UN Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons. Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished,Obama said in a speech...

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