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bracelet cuff

cuff 1

 (kŭf)
n.
1.
a. A fold used as trimming at the bottom of a sleeve.
b. A band, often having an opening with a button closure, at the bottom of a sleeve.
2. The turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg.
3. The band at the top of a sock.
4. The part of a glove that extends over the wrist.
5. A bracelet consisting of a curved, open-ended band, as of metal or resin, that fits the wrist firmly without a clasp.
6. A handcuff.
7. Medicine An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
tr.v. cuffed, cuff·ing, cuffs
1. To form a cuff or cuffs on.
2. To put handcuffs on.
Idioms:
off the cuff
In an extemporaneous or informal manner.
on the cuff
On credit.

[Middle English cuffe, mitten.]

cuff 2

 (kŭf)
tr.v. cuffed, cuff·ing, cuffs
To strike with or as if with the open hand; slap.
n.
A blow or slap with the open hand.

[Origin unknown.]

cuff

(kʌf)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a sleeve nearest the hand, sometimes turned back and decorative
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a gauntlet or glove that extends past the wrist
3. (Clothing & Fashion) US and Canadian and Austral the turned-up fold at the bottom of some trouser legs. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): turn-up
4. off the cuff informal improvised; extemporary
[C14 cuffe glove, of obscure origin]

cuff

(kʌf)
vb
(tr) to strike with an open hand
n
a blow of this kind
[C16: of obscure origin]

cuff1

(kʌf)

n.
1. a fold or band serving as a trim or finish, esp. at the bottom of a sleeve.
2. the turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg.
3. the part of a glove that extends over the wrist.
4. a handcuff.
5. a band of muscle encircling a joint.
6. an inflatable wrap placed around the upper arm and used in conjunction with a device for recording blood pressure.
v.t.
7. to make a cuff on.
8. to handcuff.
Idioms:
1. off the cuff, Informal. extemporaneously; on the spur of the moment.
2. on the cuff, Slang. on credit.
[1350–1400; Middle English cuffe mitten; perhaps akin to Old English cuffie cap]

cuff2

(kʌf)

v.t.
1. to strike, esp. with the open hand.
n.
2. a blow with the fist or the open hand.
[1520–30; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Low German kuffen, Norwegian, Swedish dial. kuffa to push, shove]

cuff


Past participle: cuffed
Gerund: cuffing

Imperative
cuff
cuff
Present
I cuff
you cuff
he/she/it cuffs
we cuff
you cuff
they cuff
Preterite
I cuffed
you cuffed
he/she/it cuffed
we cuffed
you cuffed
they cuffed
Present Continuous
I am cuffing
you are cuffing
he/she/it is cuffing
we are cuffing
you are cuffing
they are cuffing
Present Perfect
I have cuffed
you have cuffed
he/she/it has cuffed
we have cuffed
you have cuffed
they have cuffed
Past Continuous
I was cuffing
you were cuffing
he/she/it was cuffing
we were cuffing
you were cuffing
they were cuffing
Past Perfect
I had cuffed
you had cuffed
he/she/it had cuffed
we had cuffed
you had cuffed
they had cuffed
Future
I will cuff
you will cuff
he/she/it will cuff
we will cuff
you will cuff
they will cuff
Future Perfect
I will have cuffed
you will have cuffed
he/she/it will have cuffed
we will have cuffed
you will have cuffed
they will have cuffed
Future Continuous
I will be cuffing
you will be cuffing
he/she/it will be cuffing
we will be cuffing
you will be cuffing
they will be cuffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cuffing
you have been cuffing
he/she/it has been cuffing
we have been cuffing
you have been cuffing
they have been cuffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cuffing
you will have been cuffing
he/she/it will have been cuffing
we will have been cuffing
you will have been cuffing
they will have been cuffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cuffing
you had been cuffing
he/she/it had been cuffing
we had been cuffing
you had been cuffing
they had been cuffing
Conditional
I would cuff
you would cuff
he/she/it would cuff
we would cuff
you would cuff
they would cuff
Past Conditional
I would have cuffed
you would have cuffed
he/she/it would have cuffed
we would have cuffed
you would have cuffed
they would have cuffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuff - the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or legcuff - the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
facing - a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
overlap, lap - a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
leg - a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg
sleeve, arm - the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
trouser cuff - a cuff on the bottoms of trouser legs
2.cuff - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wristcuff - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
hamper, shackle, trammel, bond - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
Verb1.cuff - hit with the hand
slap - hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand; "The impatient teacher slapped the student"; "a gunshot slapped him on the forehead"
2.cuff - confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffscuff - confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
fetter, shackle - restrain with fetters

cuff

1 noun
off the cuff (Informal)
1. impromptu, spontaneous, improvised, offhand, unrehearsed, extempore I didn't mean any offence. It was just an off-the-cuff remark.
2. without preparation, spontaneously, impromptu, offhand, on the spur of the moment, ad lib, extempore, off the top of your head He was speaking off the cuff when he made this suggestion.

cuff

2
verb
1. smack, hit, thump, punch, box, knock, bat (informal), belt (informal), slap, clap, clout (informal), whack, biff (slang), clobber (slang) He cuffed the child across the head.
noun
1. smack, blow, knock, punch, thump, box, belt (informal), rap, slap, clout (informal), whack, biff (slang) He gave the dog a cuff.

cuff

verb
To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
noun
A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
Translations
طيّة أو ثِنية السروالكُفّةلَطمَه، صفْعَـهيَصفَع، يَلطـميضع الأصفاد في اليديْن
manžetapolíčekpolíčkovatspoutatudeřit
daskdaskehåndjernmanchetombuk
hihansuu
mandzsetta
buxnauppbrotermalíninglöîrungalöîrungur
aproceatlokspļaukapļaukātuzlikt roku dzelžus
manžetanasadiť putá
duble pantolon paçasıkelepçe takmakkol ağzımanşetşamar

cuff

1 [kʌf]
A. Nbofetada f
B. VTabofetear

cuff

2 [kʌf] N [of sleeve] → puño m (US) [of trousers] → vuelta f cuffs (= handcuffs) → esposas fpl
off the cuff (as adv) → de improviso; (as adj) → improvisado
see also off-the-cuff

cuff

[ˈkʌf]
n
[shirt] → manchette f; [coat] → poignet m
off the cuff adv (without forethought) [reply, remark] → de manière improvisée, au pied levé off-the-cuff
[trousers] → revers m
(= blow) → tape m
vt (= hit) → donner une tape sur

cuff

1
n
Manschette f; off the cuffaus dem Handgelenk, aus dem Stegreif
(US: of trousers) → (Hosen)aufschlag m
usu pl (inf: = handcuff) → Handschelle f
(dated US inf: = credit) on the cuffauf Stottern (inf)

cuff

2
vt (= strike)einen Klaps geben (+dat), → eins um die Ohren geben (+dat) (inf)
n (= blow)Klaps m

cuff

1 [kʌf]
1. n (blow) → schiaffo
2. vtdare uno schiaffo a

cuff

2 [kʌf] n (of shirt, coat) → polsino (Am) (of trousers) → risvolto
off the cuff (fig) → improvvisando

cuff1

(kaf) noun
1. the end of the sleeve (of a shirt, coat etc) near the wrist. Does your shirt have buttons on the cuffs?
2. (especially American) the turned-up part of a trouser leg.
(also handcuff)verb
to put handcuffs on (a person). The police cuffed the criminal.
ˈcufflinks noun plural
two ornamental buttons etc joined by a small bar, chain etc used to fasten a shirt cuff.

cuff2

(kaf) noun
a blow with the open hand. a cuff on the ear.
verb
to give such a blow. He cuffed him on the head.

cuff

n. manguito, tejido fibroso que rodea una articulación;
rotator ______ rotador, músculo tendinoso;
rotator ___ tearruptura del ___ rotador.

cuff

n manguito; blood pressure — manguito del tensiómetro, manguito del dispositivo para medir la presión; rotator — manguito rotador
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Jo sighed, and proceeded to burst the buttons off her glove, in doing up her cuff, but at last both were ready, and sailed away, looking as `pretty as picters', Hannah said, as she hung out of the upper window to watch them.
With ingenuous frankness he spoke of what a wicked, ill-disciplined boy he had been, and impulsively drew up his cuff to exhibit upon his wrist the scar from a saber cut which he had received in a duel outside of Paris when he was nineteen.
Barkis rubbed his cheek with his cuff, and then looked at his cuff as if he expected to find some of the bloom upon it; but made no other acknowledgement of the compliment.
Whether suborned boys - a numerous band of mercenaries - might be engaged to fall upon me in the brewery, and cuff me until I was no more?
A loud shout was uttered by all the yeomen around; for the Clerk's cuff was proverbial amongst them, and there were few who, in jest or earnest, had not had the occasion to know its vigour.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
She lost no opportunity to cuff the little girl, or even inflict minor tortures upon her, such as pinching, or, as she had twice done, searing the tender flesh with hot coals.
He spelt it out, saw the large man write it down on his cuff and withdraw.
After paying for his pur- chase with three half-pence extracted from the cor- ner of a handkerchief which he carried in the cuff of his sleeve, Captain Hagberd went out.
What else can be indicated by that right cuff so very shiny for five inches, and the left one with the smooth patch near the elbow where you rest it upon the desk?
Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench.
But the little girl gave the angry kitten such a severe cuff that it jumped down again without daring to scratch.