cuff

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkʌf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kʌf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kuf )


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cuff

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [plain, creased, ironed] shirt cuffs
  2. the [right, left] cuff of my shirt
  3. [adjustable, elastic] cuffs
  4. a [coffee, wine, blood] stain on the cuff
  5. [tugged, pulled] at her glove cuffs
  6. rolled up his [pant, jean] cuffs
  7. got the cuff of his pants stuck [in a door, on a nail]
  8. [unbuttoned, rolled up] his cuffs
  9. tried to [remove, take off, get rid of, loosen] the cuffs
  10. [put, slapped] the cuffs on the [prisoner, suspect]
  11. cuffs around his wrists
  12. [got, broke] out of his cuffs
v
  1. cuff the [prisoner, suspect]
  2. his [hands, wrists] were cuffed
  3. her [hands] were cuffed behind her [neck, back]
  4. cuffed by a police officer
  5. cuffed on the [street, sidewalk, premises]
  6. cuffed in his [house, office]
  7. cuffed in front of her [husband, children]
  8. sexually explicit: cuffed her to the [bedpost, headboard]
  9. cuffed him [round, on] his [ear, head]
  10. cuffed him across the [face, head]
  11. cuffed [the boy, me] [hard]
  12. cuffed him [hard, playfully, violently]
n as adj
  1. an off-the-cuff [remark, comment, jibe]
  2. [gold, silver, plain] cuff links
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