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Noun: cuff  kúf
  1. The lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
  2. Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    - handcuff, handlock, manacle
  3. [N. Amer] The turned-up fold at the bottom end of a trouser leg
    - turn-up [Brit]
Verb: cuff  kúf
  1. Hit with the hand
    - whomp
  2. Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
    "The police cuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime";
    - manacle, handcuff
  3. To get involved in a relationship with another person

Derived forms: cuffs, cuffed, cuffing

Type of: bond, enfetter, fetter, hamper, lap, overlap, shackle, slap, smack, trammel, unify, unite

Part of: arm, leg, sleeve

Encyclopedia: Cuff, John