cuff cuff  /ˈkəf/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
  2. (n) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
  3. (v) hit with the hand
  4. (v) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Big-name, fine-jewelry designers are zooming in on their next consumer, men, with everything from cuff links to tie clips.
  2. Chester's cuff tissue was thick and strong, freshly ripped off the bone; if put back properly, he could certainly return to police work.
  3. Ike Eisenhower's decision to speak off the cuff as much as possible has helped to get him across to his audiences.

News

  1. NBA Draft rumors roundup: Anthony Bennett meeting with top 5 teams

    Anthony Bennett is among the most talented players available when the 2013 NBA Draft rolls around in two weeks. As the UNLV forward continues progressing from the surgery he underwent on his rotator cuff, he visited with the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Washington holds the third pick in the draft and is in need of a small forward. Bennett ( scouting report ) told reporters that he plans to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Best Bet: Charles Albert Cuff

    The cuff: It's simple, sexy, and always appropriate. It's perfect for those moments when you're standing in front of the mirror, head cocked and eyes squinted, trying to figure out what's missing — especially once the weather gets warmer and the idea of making an outfit gets harder. Pair a ... More »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. ‘Cuff Me!’ a ‘Fifty Shades’ Parody

    How much sport can there be in taking aim at as big a target as E. L. James’s erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”? That thought came to mind Wednesday night at the Actors Temple Theater, while I was watching “Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Unauthorized Musical Parody.”
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "There was no structural changes, which is really good news," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "The final diagnosis is a mild deltoid rotator cuff strain. The best way we can see to attack this is, we'll DL him, take the time down,...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: MLB.com

  2. "In both cases, he says the exact same thing. This is not an off-the-cuff remark," prosecutor Alan Jackson told the judge. "It shows his state of mind regarding women."
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Alan Jackson Source: FOXNews

  3. "My reaction stemmed from my feelings about Costas' statements during a broadcast," Bonds said in a journal entry posted on his Web site. "The comment I made about him was off the cuff, and my problem with Costas is not with his height, but...
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source: SportingNews.com

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