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English noun: cuff

1. cuff (artifact) the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg


Synonymsturnup


Broader (hypernym)lap, overlap


Narrower (hyponym)trouser cuff


Part holonymfacing


Part meronymarm, leg, sleeve

2. cuff (artifact) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs


Synonymshandcuff, handlock, manacle


Broader (hypernym)bond, hamper, shackle, trammel


English verb: cuff

1. cuff (contact) hit with the hand


ExamplesThe fighter managed to cuff his opponent


Synonymswhomp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)slap

2. cuff (contact) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs


SamplesThe police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime.


ExamplesThey want to cuff the prisoners


Synonymshandcuff, manacle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fetter, shackle









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