Cuff - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kʌf|  American pronunciation of the word cuff
Brit.  |kʌf|  British pronunciation of the word cuff


- the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg (syn: turnup)
- shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs (syn: handcuff, handlock, manacle)


- hit with the hand (syn: whomp)
- confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs(syn: handcuff, manacle)


She cuffed him playfully on the side of the head.

The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cuff
he/she/it: cuffs
present participle: cuffing
past tense: cuffed
past participle: cuffed
singular: cuff
plural: cuffs
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