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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles

Usage examples (31)
  • For many with talent the only remaining golden handcuff is health care.
  • Right now the only thing that makes police reluctant to handcuff is Miranda concerns.
  • All a Filipina wants when looking because a handcuff is a deep-rooted undying relationship.
  • It follows a 'handcuff' gesture made during the 0-0 draw with Sampdoria for more
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