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CUFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cuff mean? 

CUFF (noun)
  The noun CUFF has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CUFF used as a noun is rare.


CUFF (verb)
  The verb CUFF has 2 senses:

1. hit with the hand
2. confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

  Familiarity information: CUFF used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUFF (noun)


Sense 1cuff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cuff; turnup

Hypernyms ("cuff" is a kind of...):

lap; overlap (a flap that lies over another part)

Meronyms (parts of "cuff"):

facing (a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cuff"):

trouser cuff (a cuff on the bottoms of trouser legs)

Holonyms ("cuff" is a part of...):

leg (a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg)

arm; sleeve (the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm)


Sense 2cuff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

manacle; handlock; handcuff; cuff

Hypernyms ("cuff" is a kind of...):

bond; hamper; shackle; trammel (a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))


CUFF (verb)


Sense 1cuff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit with the hand

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cuff; whomp

Hypernyms (to "cuff" is one way to...):

slap (hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to cuff his opponent


Sense 2cuff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

handcuff; manacle; cuff

Context example:

The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime

Hypernyms (to "cuff" is one way to...):

fetter; shackle (restrain with fetters)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to cuff the prisoners


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