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handcuff

hand·cuff

handcuff

 
pronunciation:
haend kuhf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: one of two ring-shaped metal restraints that can be locked around a prisoner's wrists, usu. connected to each other by a short chain or bar.
similar words:
manacle
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: handcuffed, handcuffing, handcuffs
definition 1: to restrain by using handcuffs.
similar words:
manacle
definition 2: to render powerless or ineffective.
His ambition was handcuffed by his lack of education.
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