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  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. 




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