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cuff

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes
cuffcuff1 /kʌf/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 DCCthe end of a sleeve2 American EnglishDCC a narrow piece of cloth turned upwards at the bottom of a trouser leg syn turn-up British English3 HITan action in which you hit someone lightly on the head with your hand open4 β†’ cuffs5 a wide band of metal, leather, plastic etc, worn around the wrist as decoration β†’ off-the-cuff
Examples from the Corpus
cuffβ€’ He would have thrown out the shirt with the slightly frayed cuff and straightened his shoulders.β€’ In I.. Magnin they have house detectives who look great, cuff links, tailored suits.β€’ Sunny Jim drops his pizza and it gets all over Sam's right cuff.β€’ He is wearing shoes, and his shirt cuffs are buttoned.β€’ When he gets closer we can see that one of his shirt cuffs is unbuttoned and the sleeve is frayed.β€’ The smell was unpleasant too but she resisted the temptation to remove her scented handkerchief from the cuff of her blouse.β€’ I threw fists and kicked hard as hell when they tried to get the cuffs on me.β€’ They saw him pass by, Jaunty and confident in his drainpipe trousers, his long Jacket with velvet cuffs and collar.
Related topics: Crime & law
cuffcuff2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HITto hit someone lightly, especially in a friendly way πŸ”Š She cuffed him playfully on the side of the head.2 SCto put handcuffs on someone
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Examples from the Corpus
cuffβ€’ Alex Fernandez: out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.β€’ The trousers were short and they were cuffed.β€’ One child was cuffed for misbehaving at a bus stop.β€’ I cuff him gently and recommend sitting up straight.β€’ She cuffed LΓ©onie lightly on the cheek.β€’ His right hand was cuffed to the metal handgrip of the bus seat.β€’ They dusted, booked us, cuffed us and pushed us down to the station and read us our rights.
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Verb table
cuff
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycuff
he, she, itcuffs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycuffed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cuffed
he, she, ithas cuffed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cuffed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cuff
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cuffed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cuffing
he, she, itis cuffing
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you, we, theyare cuffing
Past
I, he, she, itwas cuffing
you, we, theywere cuffing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cuffing
he, she, ithas been cuffing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cuffing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cuffing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cuffing
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