Adjective "handcuffed" definition and examples

(Handcuffed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhan(d)kʌf/

Definitions and examples

noun

A pair of lockable linked metal rings for securing a prisoner's wrists.
  1. 'A spokesman for the Prison Service said that, as with the previous escapes, the convict had a three-man escort who were under orders to keep the prisoner in handcuffs at all times.'
  2. 'Actual policemen brought the prisoners down to the police station in handcuffs and did the booking.'
  3. 'Every time he left his cell, including for medical appointments, Thomas had to wear a body belt and was shackled with handcuffs and leg irons.'
  4. 'A man who was arrested on suspicion of drink driving gave police officers the run-around after he slipped out of a pair of handcuffs and escaped from the back of a patrol car.'
  5. 'But Makowe barked an order to the policewoman and, in an instant, a pair of handcuffs clicked shut around Julian's wrists.'
  6. 'Slap a pair of handcuffs on the bullies and show them what a real prison is like.'
  7. 'Koh acknowledged that these methods have included the use of tear gas, pepper-spray, stun guns, stun belts, police dogs, handcuffs and leg shackles.'
  8. 'Jim could see another set of handcuffs, securing Blair's wrists behind his back.'
  9. 'In my case, I did think it was true in the latter case, with the handcuffs removed after the prisoner began to give birth.'
  10. 'Suddenly, he yanked free as his hand came up and cuffed my wrist with my own handcuffs.'

verb

Put handcuffs on (someone)
  1. 'I was handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded and held in solitary confinement for three months.'
  2. 'He discovered he was handcuffed to a chair, his chest and feet bare and cold.'
  3. 'He dropped to the floor where he was handcuffed to the lowest rung on the bars.'
  4. 'When we got to the police station, they handcuffed me to the stairwell.'
  5. 'The officers in her barracks handcuffed her and treated her like an accused suspect.'
  6. 'At the cemetery, they let Tony be handcuffed just to one prison officer.'
  7. 'The minister was handcuffed to the protester for about half an hour.'
  8. 'Inside, a lone police officer is handcuffed to a bed with no other person on board.'
  9. 'She asked him to get out of the cruiser after she arrested him, and she then searched him and handcuffed him.'
  10. 'He was then handcuffed and asked for the keys to the safe.'

More definitions

1. a ring-shaped metal device that can be locked around a person's wrist, usually one of a pair connected by a short chain or linked bar; shackle: The police put handcuffs on the suspect. verb (used with object)

2. to put handcuffs on.

3. to restrain or thwart (someone) by or as if by handcuffing: The amendments handcuffed the committee and prevented further action.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be handcuffed to ranges."

"dates can be handcuffed of businesses."

"dates can be handcuffed in ranges."

"suspects can be handcuffed."

"bodies can be handcuffed."

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Origin

(handcuff)