Be bound to

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Be bound to is an English semi-modal verb and lexical-grammatical structure.

It's a superficial passive from the verb bind but has no active voice equivalent. e.g. we can say

  • "Italy are bound to lose to the All Blacks because of the sheer gulf in quality."[1]

But we can't say *"Losing binds Italy" or somesuch.


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