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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuff  \Cuff\  (k?f),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cuffed}  (k?ft);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Cuffing}.]  [Cf.  Sw  kuffa  to  knock,  push,kufva  to 
  check,  subdue,  and  E.  cow,  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  To  strike;  esp.,  to  smite  with  the  palm  or  flat  of  the 
  hand;  to  slap. 
 
  I  swear  I'll  cuff  you  if  you  strike  again  --Shak. 
 
  They  with  their  quills  did  all  the  hurt  they  could 
  And  cuffed  the  tender  chickens  from  their  food. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  buffet.  ``Cuffed  by  the  gale.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuff  \Cuff\,  v.  i. 
  To  fight;  to  scuffle;  to  box. 
 
  While  the  peers  cuff  to  make  the  rabble  sport. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuff  \Cuff\,  n. 
  A  blow;  esp.,,  a  blow  with  the  open  hand;  a  box;  a  slap. 
 
  Snatcheth  his  sword,  and  fiercely  to  him  flies;  Who 
  well  it  wards,  and  quitten  cuff  with  cuff.  --Spenser. 
 
  Many  a  bitter  kick  and  cuff.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuff  \Cuff\,  n.  [Perh.  from  F.  coiffe  headdress,  hood,  or  coif; 
  as  if  the  cuff  were  a  cap  for  the  hand.  Cf  {Coif}.] 
  1.  The  fold  at  the  end  of  a  sleeve;  the  part  of  a  sleeve 
  turned  back  from  the  hand. 
 
  He  would  visit  his  mistress  in  a  morning  gown,  band, 
  short  cuffs,  and  a  peaked  beard.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  Any  ornamental  appendage  at  the  wrist,  whether  attached  to 
  the  sleeve  of  the  garment  or  separate;  especially,  in 
  modern  times,  such  an  appendage  of  starched  linen,  or  a 
  substitute  for  it  of  paper,  or  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cuff 
  n  1:  the  turned-back  hem  encircling  the  end  of  the  sleeve  or  leg 
  [syn:  {turnup}] 
  2:  a  metal  loop  that  can  be  locked  around  the  wrist;  usually 
  used  in  pairs  [syn:  {handcuffs},  {handcuff},  {cuffs},  {handlock}, 
  {manacle}] 
  v  1:  hit  with  the  hand  [syn:  {whomp}] 
  2:  confine  or  restrain  with  or  as  if  with  manacles  or 
  handcuffs;  "The  police  handcuffed  the  suspect  at  the  scene 
  of  the  crime"  [syn:  {manacle},  {handcuff}] 




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