Definition of 'handcuff'
Example sentences containing 'handcuff'
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The officers were allegedly handcuffed, arrested and questioned before being released after four hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The onlooker said:'The officer then put him in handcuffs. The Sun (2016)The steward then dragged him out towards the police who handcuffed him. The Sun (2012)He was paraded before the media in handcuffs yesterday. The Sun (2016)They pushed her son against a wall and she was arrested and handcuffed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They found rope and a pair of handcuffs in the back of her car. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The set is sold in two bottles handcuffed together. The Sun (2012)The mum of one was then handcuffed and put in leg restraints. The Sun (2010)They handcuffed the man and took him away. The Sun (2010)She was led away by police in handcuffs. The Sun (2010)He appeared in court yesterday blindfolded and handcuffed and was remanded on bail for a fortnight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is said to be keen to avoid being publicly arrested and handcuffed. The Sun (2010)He then tried to bite other cops before being handcuffed and put in a van. The Sun (2013)The handcuffed man tried to shield his face from the attack. The Sun (2007)He was taken by ambulance to hospital where police handcuffed him to his bed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The hosts had placed a pair of handcuffs on our bed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was rescued when an officer clasped his handcuffs around her wrist and pulled her to safety using a length of rope. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The three men and two women were arrested, handcuffed and held in police cells. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They stop digging and come together, standing side by side as they are handcuffed together and shackled at the ankles. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)The purses he is receiving are the biggest of his career, but it has turned out to be something of a golden handcuffs deal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What made investors angry was a 'golden handcuffs' deal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And they have recently signed a new two-year golden handcuffs deal with ITV. The Sun (2007)
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Used Rarely. handcuff is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'handcuff'
British English: handcuff VERB
If you handcuff someone, you put handcuffs around their wrists.
They tried to handcuff him but, despite his injuries, he fought his way free.
British English: handcuff NOUN
Handcuffs are two metal rings which are joined together and can be locked round someone's wrists, usually by the police during an arrest.
He was led away to jail in handcuffs.
Definition of handcuff from the Collins English Dictionary
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