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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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Figs, alone in the schoolroom, was blundering over a home letter; when Cuff, entering, bade him go upon some message, of which tarts were probably the subject.
Cuff, laying hold of that document (in which many words were scratched out, many were mis-spelt, on which had been spent I don't know how much thought, and labour, and tears; for the poor fellow was writing to his mother, who was fond of him, although she was a grocer's wife, and lived in a back parlour in Thames Street).
Cuff paused, turned down his coat sleeves again, put his hands into his pockets, and walked away with a sneer.
It seems that he had heard some curious anecdotes about Sergeant Cuff, from his father's lawyer, during his stay in London.
A more complete opposite to Superintendent Seegrave than Sergeant Cuff, and a less comforting officer to look at, for a family in distress, I defy you to discover, search where you may.
I privately wondered, on my side, how the celebrated Cuff had got his reputation.
A cuff from the master and a sharp word had then compelled him to permit their caresses, though he growled and growled under their tiny hands, and in the growl there was no crooning note.
But most potent in his education was the cuff of the master's hand, the censure of the master's voice.
The interchange of a cuff with the jolly priest is not entirely out of character with Richard I.
Over the eternal collars and cuffs in the factory Maggie spent the most of three days in making imaginary sketches of Pete and his daily environment.
He "rubbed out' collars and cuffs, rubbing the starch out from between the double thicknesses of linen so that there would be no blisters when it came to the ironing, and doing it at a pace that elicited Joe's praise.
Always run the mangle Wednesday nights - collars an' cuffs.