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English definition of “cuff”

cuff

noun [C] uk   /kʌf/ us  

cuff noun [C] (MATERIAL ON CLOTHES)

the thicker material at the end of a sleeve nearest the hand US (UK turn-up) the part of a trouser leg that is turned up

cuff noun [C] (HIT)

the act of hitting someone with your hand in a light, joking way: She gave him a playful cuff on the shoulder.

cuff noun [C] (HANDCUFFS)

cuffs [plural] informal for handcuffs

cuff

verb [T] uk   /kʌf/ us  

cuff verb [T] (HIT)

to hit someone with your hand in a light, joking way: His brother cuffed him playfully round the head.

cuff verb [T] (PUT IN HANDCUFFS)

informal to put someone's hands in handcuffs: He was led out of the dock with his hands cuffed behind his back.
(Definition of cuff from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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