• v. To be obligated, beholden, tied.

Example Sentences

  • “Since I had promised, I was meshubad to help him with the Mishna." (Weiser)

  • “He's helped me in the past, so I was meshubad to help him when he asked.” (Weiser)

  • “I want to take my car, so I'm not meshubad to someone else's schedule.” (Weiser)

  • "A person who grows up with a high standard of living will almost certainly become so used to this standard that it will be extremely difficult for him to break away from it–in a certain sense he is meshubad to it." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y משועבד meshubed

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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