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cuffnoun [C]

 us   /kʌf/

cuff noun [C] (MATERIAL)

(in a ​shirt) the ​thickermaterial at the end of a ​sleeve around the ​wrist, or (in a ​pair of ​pants) the turned-up ​part at the ​bottom of a ​leg

cuffverb [T]

 us   /kʌf/

cuff verb [T] (HIT)

to ​hit someone with ​yourhand: The ​boys cuffed Zackie on the ​shoulder.

cuff verb [T] (FASTEN)

short form of handcuff
(Definition of cuff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "cuff" - British English Dictionary

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cuffnoun [C]

uk   us   /kʌf/

cuff noun [C] (MATERIAL ON CLOTHES)

the ​thickermaterial at the end of a ​sleeveclosest to the ​hand US (UK turn-up) the ​part of a ​trouserleg that is ​turned up

cuff noun [C] (HIT)

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

cuff noun [C] (HANDCUFFS)

cuffs [plural] informal for handcuffs

cuffverb [T]

uk   us   /kʌf/

cuff verb [T] (HIT)

to ​hit someone with ​yourhand in a ​light, ​joking way: His ​brother cuffed him ​playfully on his ​ear.

cuff verb [T] (PUT IN HANDCUFFS)

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