verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for handcuff
Tihen had insisted he was in her lap as she struggled to handcuff him.From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman|Michael Daly|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she surprised these cops just as she had the officers back in December, when she managed to wiggle free of a handcuff.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis|Michael Daly|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are psychological chains and restraints that are so much stronger than any steel chain or handcuff.For the Cleveland Kidnapping Victims, a Tragic Sisterhood|Christine Pelisek|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Police say that Thomas resisted arrested, so they had to handcuff her and forced her to the ground.In Los Angeles, Questions of Police Brutality Dog LAPD|Christine Pelisek|November 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Court documents say she was nude with a handcuff still attached to her wrist.
This time there was no doubt it came from the brief case chained to his handcuff.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
I have been obliged now and then to handcuff a friend who was so modest as to wish to withdraw.Lords of the World|Alfred John Church
We might handcuff them all without the slightest difficulty.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
Andy, I do not wish Mr. Parks to know anything about that handcuff affair of mine.Airship Andy|Frank V. Webster
I do not object in the least to the handcuffs; and, if you are dying to handcuff somebody, handcuff me.In the Midst of Alarms|Robert Barr
British Dictionary definitions for handcuff
Word Origin and History for handcuff
1640s as a decorative addition to a sleeve; 1690s as a type of restraining device, from hand (n.) + cuff (n.). Old English had hondcops "a pair of hand cuffs," but the modern word is a re-invention. The verb is first attested 1720. Related: Handcuffed; handcuffing.