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Definition of handcuff verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

handcuff

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they handcuff
BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌf//
 
he / she / it handcuffs
BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌfs//
 
past simple handcuffed
BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌft//
 
past participle handcuffed
BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌft//
 
-ing form handcuffing
BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌfɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] handcuff somebody to put handcuffs on somebody or to fasten somebody to something/somebody with handcuffs Her hands were handcuffed behind her back. He was handcuffed to a policeman. Protesters handcuffed themselves to the railings.
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