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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


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


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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