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Synonyms for handcuff

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  1. handcuffnoun


  2. handcuffverb

    To apply handcuffs to; to manacle. - Hay (1754)


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. handcuff, cuff, handlock, manacleverb

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

    turnup, cuff, handlock, manacle

  2. 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, cuff, manacle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. handcuffnoun

    manacle, hand-fetter

  2. handcuffverb


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. handcuffnoun

    manacle, fetter, shackle

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  1. Joshua Blackman:

    When we say that John Roberts had a long game, John Roberts had this single ruling against President Donald Trump, but it can be used to handcuff Democratic presidents for generations.

  2. George Papadopoulos:

    This entire thing was manipulated with two goals in mind—to prevent Trump from winning, and 2, if he won, to handcuff him from being able to govern the country properly.

  3. David Letterman:

    They have this moment where they put you, they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed, and they separate you from everyone you know, that's something that I am so happy that I experienced David Letterman so I can start by changing that moment.

  4. Courtesy Adria-Joi Watkins via AP:

    I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed, he cant go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?

  5. Daniel Grubbs:

    I sort of wish the guy had invested in an extra handcuff key.

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