'be bound to' and 'be bound for'
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'Be bound to' and 'be bound for'Be bound to or be bound for are used to express an unavoidable action. Be bound to is followed by a verb, be bound for by a noun.
She's bound to fail. She's certain to fail. It's very probable that she will fail.
She is bound for stardom. She is destined to be a star. It's very likely that she will be famous.
He's bound to be upset if you treat him improperly. He will certainly be upset if you don't treat him properly.
It's bound to happen. It's inevitably going to happen. It's sure to happen.
Bound for has the same meaning as destined for, in both senses of the term:
This plane is bound for Shanghai. This plane's destination is Shanghai.
Horatio's perfumes are bound for international success. Horatio's perfumes will definitely obtain international success.
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