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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cuff

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cuffverb

    slap, box, smack, punch, pummel, hustle, buffet

    cudgel, flagellate, thrash, cane, strap, lash, whip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuff, turnupnoun

    the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

    turnup, handlock, handcuff, manacle

  2. handcuff, cuff, handlock, manacleverb

    shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

    turnup, handlock, handcuff, manacle

  3. cuff, whompverb

    hit with the hand

    whomp, handcuff, manacle

  4. manacle, cuff, handcuffverb

    confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

    "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"

    whomp, handcuff, manacle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cuffnoun

    blow, stroke, box

  2. cuffverb

    beat, strike, buffet, box

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cuffnoun

    box, slap, buffet, manchette (ornamental cuff)

  2. cuffverb

    box, slap, smite, strike, buffet

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cuff":

    wrist, handcuff, bracelet, hose

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  1. Philip Yun:

    They game everything out. They don't do things off the cuff for the most part, if they're going to do something very provocative, they have an extensive decision tree laying out many options.

  2. Paul George:

    I had my labrum done on my left shoulder and the rotator cuff done on my right.

  3. Sheena Melwani:

    All the comments you hear are off the cuff, i never know what is coming so my reactions are 100 % authentic. I think this is one of the reasons this is all so enjoyable.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    This is not something that should be done off-the-cuff by the President of the United States just looking for a cheap shot at his predecessor.

  5. Michael McCaul:

    I do think that's a premature comment, off-the-cuff, and everybody listens to the commander-in-chief.

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