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hand·cuff

 (hănd′kŭf′)
n. often handcuffs
A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
tr.v. hand·cuffed, hand·cuff·ing, hand·cuffs
1. To put handcuffs on (a person).
2. To restrain or render ineffective. See Synonyms at hobble.

handcuff

(ˈhændˌkʌf)
vb
(Law) (tr) to put handcuffs on (a person); manacle
n
(Law) (plural) a pair of locking metal rings joined by a short bar or chain for securing prisoners, etc

hand•cuff

(ˈhændˌkʌf)

n.
1. a metal ring that can be locked around a prisoner's wrist, usu. one of a pair connected by a chain or bar; shackle.
v.t.
2. to put handcuffs on.
3. to restrain or thwart (someone).
[1635–45]

handcuff


Past participle: handcuffed
Gerund: handcuffing

Imperative
handcuff
handcuff
Present
I handcuff
you handcuff
he/she/it handcuffs
we handcuff
you handcuff
they handcuff
Preterite
I handcuffed
you handcuffed
he/she/it handcuffed
we handcuffed
you handcuffed
they handcuffed
Present Continuous
I am handcuffing
you are handcuffing
he/she/it is handcuffing
we are handcuffing
you are handcuffing
they are handcuffing
Present Perfect
I have handcuffed
you have handcuffed
he/she/it has handcuffed
we have handcuffed
you have handcuffed
they have handcuffed
Past Continuous
I was handcuffing
you were handcuffing
he/she/it was handcuffing
we were handcuffing
you were handcuffing
they were handcuffing
Past Perfect
I had handcuffed
you had handcuffed
he/she/it had handcuffed
we had handcuffed
you had handcuffed
they had handcuffed
Future
I will handcuff
you will handcuff
he/she/it will handcuff
we will handcuff
you will handcuff
they will handcuff
Future Perfect
I will have handcuffed
you will have handcuffed
he/she/it will have handcuffed
we will have handcuffed
you will have handcuffed
they will have handcuffed
Future Continuous
I will be handcuffing
you will be handcuffing
he/she/it will be handcuffing
we will be handcuffing
you will be handcuffing
they will be handcuffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been handcuffing
you have been handcuffing
he/she/it has been handcuffing
we have been handcuffing
you have been handcuffing
they have been handcuffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been handcuffing
you will have been handcuffing
he/she/it will have been handcuffing
we will have been handcuffing
you will have been handcuffing
they will have been handcuffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been handcuffing
you had been handcuffing
he/she/it had been handcuffing
we had been handcuffing
you had been handcuffing
they had been handcuffing
Conditional
I would handcuff
you would handcuff
he/she/it would handcuff
we would handcuff
you would handcuff
they would handcuff
Past Conditional
I would have handcuffed
you would have handcuffed
he/she/it would have handcuffed
we would have handcuffed
you would have handcuffed
they would have handcuffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handcuff - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wristhandcuff - 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.handcuff - confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffshandcuff - 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

handcuff

verb
1. shackle, secure, restrain, fetter, manacle They tried to handcuff him but he fought his way free.
plural noun
1. shackles, cuffs (informal), fetters, manacles, bracelets (slang) He was led away to jail in handcuffs.

handcuff

noun
Something that physically confines the legs or arms.Often used in plural:
bond, chain (used in plural), fetter, hobble, iron (used in plural), manacle, restraint, shackle.
Archaic: gyve.
verb
To restrict the activity or free movement of:
Informal: hog-tie.
Translations
يُقَيِّد، يَضَع القُيود
spoutat
give håndjern på
handjárna
kelepçe takmak

handcuff

[ˈhændkʌf] VTponer las esposas a, esposar

handcuff

[ˈhændkʌf]
handcuffs nplmenottes fpl
in handcuffs → les menottes aux poignets
to be in handcuffs → avoir les menottes aux poignets
vt [+ prisoner] → menotterhand-delivered [ˌhænddɪˈlɪvərd] adj [letter, parcel] → livré(e) par porteurhand-drier hand-dryer [ˈhænddraɪər] nsèche-mains m inv

handcuff

[ˈhændˌkʌf]
1. vtammanettare
2. n handcuffs nplmanette fpl

hand

(hӕnd) noun
1. the part of the body at the end of the arm.
2. a pointer on a clock, watch etc. Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand.
3. a person employed as a helper, crew member etc. a farm hand; All hands on deck!
4. help; assistance. Can I lend a hand?; Give me a hand with this box, please.
5. a set of playing-cards dealt to a person. I had a very good hand so I thought I had a chance of winning.
6. a measure (approximately centimetres) used for measuring the height of horses. a horse of 14 hands.
7. handwriting. written in a neat hand.
verb
(often with back, ~down, ~up etc).
1. to give (something) to someone by hand. I handed him the book; He handed it back to me; I'll go up the ladder, and you can hand the tools up to me.
2. to pass, transfer etc into another's care etc. That is the end of my report from Paris. I'll now hand you back to Fred Smith in the television studio in London.
ˈhandful noun
1. as much as can be held in one hand. a handful of sweets.
2. a small number. Only a handful of people came to the meeting.
3. a person etc difficult to control. Her three children are a (bit of a) handful.
ˈhandbag noun
(American usually purse) a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings.
ˈhandbill noun
a small printed notice.
ˈhandbook noun
a small book giving information about (how to do) something. a handbook of European birds; a bicycle-repair handbook.
ˈhandbrake noun
(in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver's hand.
ˈhandcuff verb
to put handcuffs on (a person). The police handcuffed the criminal.
ˈhandcuffs noun plural
steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners. a pair of handcuffs.
ˈhand-lens noun
a magnifying-glass held in the hand.
ˌhandˈmade adjective
made with a person's hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines. hand-made furniture.
hand-ˈoperated adjective
hand-operated switches.
ˈhand-outhand outbelowˌhand-ˈpicked adjective
chosen very carefully. a hand-picked team of workers.
ˈhandshake noun
the act of grasping (a person's) hand eg as a greeting.
ˈhandstand noun
the gymnastic act of balancing one's body upright in the air with one's hands on the ground.
ˈhandwriting noun
1. writing with a pen or pencil. Today we will practise handwriting.
2. the way in which a person writes. Your handwriting is terrible!
ˈhandwritten adjective
The letter was handwritten, not typed.
at hand
1. (with close or near) near. The bus station is close at hand.
2. available. Help is at hand.
at the hands of
from, or by the action of. He received very rough treatment at the hands of the terrorists.
be hand in glove (with someone)
to be very closely associated with someone, especially for a bad purpose.
by hand
1. with a person's hand or tools held in the hands, rather than with machinery. furniture made by hand.
2. not by post but by a messenger etc. This parcel was delivered by hand.
fall into the hands (of someone)
to be caught, found, captured etc by someone. He fell into the hands of bandits; The documents fell into the wrong hands (= were found, captured etc by someone who was not supposed to see them).
force someone's hand
to force someone to do something either which he does not want to do or sooner than he wants to do it.
get one's hands on
1. to catch. If I ever get my hands on him, I'll make him sorry for what he did!
2. to get or obtain. I'd love to get my hands on a car like that.
give/lend a helping hand
to help or assist. I'm always ready to give/lend a helping hand.
hand down
to pass on from one generation to the next. These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages.
hand in
to give or bring to a person, place etc. The teacher told the children to hand in their exercise-books.
hand in hand
with one person holding the hand of another. The boy and girl were walking along hand in hand; Poverty and crime go hand in hand.
hand on
to give to someone. When you have finished reading these notes, hand them on to me.
hand out
to give to several people; to distribute. The teacher handed out books to all the pupils; They were handing out leaflets in the street.
hand-out noun
a leaflet.
handout noun
1. a leaflet or a copy of a piece of paper with information given to students in class, distributed at a meeting etc. You'll find the diagram on page four of your handout.
2. money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar.
hand over
to give or pass; to surrender. We know you have the jewels, so hand them over; They handed the thief over to the police.
hand over fist
in large amounts, usually quickly. He's making money hand over fist.
hands down
very easily. You'll win hands down.
hands off!
do not touch!.
hands-on adjective
practical; involving active participation. hands-on experience with computers.
hands up!
raise your hands above your head. `Hands up!' shouted the gunman.
hand to hand with one individual fighting another at close quarters: The soldiers fought the enemy hand to hand; () adjective (etc)
hand-to-hand fighting.
have a hand in (something)
to be one of the people who have caused, done etc (something). Did you have a hand in the building of this boat / in the success of the project?
have/get/gain the upper hand
to (begin to) win, beat the enemy etc. The enemy made a fierce attack but failed to get the upper hand.
hold hands (with someone)
to be hand in hand with someone. The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other).
in good hands
receiving care and attention. The patient is in good hands.
in hand
1. not used etc; remaining. We still have $10 in hand.
2. being dealt with. We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand.
in the hands of
being dealt with by. This matter is now in the hands of my solicitor.
keep one's hand in
to remain good or skilful at doing something by doing it occasionally. I still sometimes play a game of billiards, just to keep my hand in.
off one's hands
no longer needing to be looked after etc. You'll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks.
on hand
near; present; ready for use etc. We always keep some candles on hand in case there's a power failure.
(on the one hand) … on the other hand
an expression used to introduce two opposing parts of an argument etc. (On the one hand) we could stay and help you, but on the other hand, it might be better if we went to help him instead.
out of hand
unable to be controlled. The angry crowd was getting out of hand.
shake hands with (someone) / shake someone's hand
to grasp a person's (usually right) hand, in one's own (usually right) hand, as a form of greeting, as a sign of agreement etc.
a show of hands
at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands.
take in hand
to look after, discipline or train.
to hand
here; easily reached. All the tools you need are to hand.
References in periodicals archive ?
A school safety officer used excessive force in handcuffing an elementary student who posed no objective threat, but she was still entitled to qualified immunity for the constitutional violation.
If it is found that an accused is of desperate and dangerous nature, and the police officer who arrests such person feels that handcuffing is essential, a detailed report shall be recorded specifying the reasons as to why handcuffing is essential in that particular case in the daily diary and then only should such person be handcuffed while being produced in the court," says the letter accessed by M AIL T ODAY .
Dubai: Six men have been jailed for three years each for posing as policemen, breaking into a company's premises, handcuffing two workers and stealing Dh625,000.
I am not complaining about the care home or the doctors or the fact he was sectioned, it is just that police need to look at the handcuffing situation and get more training on dealing with people with dementia.
When it came time to subdue him, however, Lopez activated the TASER, and TASER training assigns the second officer to handcuffing.
A POLICEMAN in uniform forced a pole dancer to have sex after handcuffing her in her own home, a court heard yesterday PC Kenny Lewis, 26, also took part in a sex act with another woman in a police car, jurors were told.