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 for Cuff
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuff \Cuff\ (k?f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cuffed (k?ft); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cuffing.] [Cf. Sw. kuffa to knock, push,kufva to
     check, subdue, and E. cow, v. t. ]
     1. To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the
        hand; to slap.
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              I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again. --Shak.
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              They with their quills did all the hurt they could,
              And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To buffet. "Cuffed by the gale." --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuff \Cuff\, v. i.
     To fight; to scuffle; to box.
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           While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuff \Cuff\, n.
     A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap.
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           Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies;
           Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff.
                                                    --Spenser.
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           Many a bitter kick and cuff.             --Hudibras.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuff \Cuff\, n. [Perh. from F. coiffe headdress, hood, or coif;
     as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Cf. Coif.]
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     1. The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve
        turned back from the hand.
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              He would visit his mistress in a morning gown, band,
              short cuffs, and a peaked beard.      --Arbuthnot.
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     2. Any ornamental appendage at the wrist, whether attached to
        the sleeve of the garment or separate; especially, in
        modern times, such an appendage of starched linen, or a
        substitute for it of paper, or the like.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cuff
      n 1: the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end
           of the sleeve or leg [syn: cuff, turnup]
      2: shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked
         around the wrist; usually used in pairs [syn: handcuff,
         cuff, handlock, manacle]
      v 1: hit with the hand [syn: cuff, whomp]
      2: confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs;
         "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
         [syn: manacle, cuff, handcuff]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "cuff":
     Oregon boat, bat, bilbo, blip, blow, bond, bonds, box,
     box the ears, bridle, buffet, bust, camisole, chains, chop, clip,
     clout, collar, cuffs, cut, fetter, flap, gag, gyves, halter,
     hamper, handcuffs, haymaker, hit, hobbles, hopples, irons, lash,
     leading strings, leash, manacle, muzzle, paste, pillory, poke,
     punch, reins, restraint, restraints, shackle, slap, slap the face,
     smack, sock, spank, spat, stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat,
     straitjacket, stranglehold, strike, stripe, swack, tether,
     token punishment, trammel, trammels, wallop, whack, whip, whomp,
     yoke
  
  

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