- noun… OF HANDCUFFS▪ pair, set▪
The policeman slipped a pair of handcuffs on his wrists.VERB + HANDCUFFS▪ have on, wear▪ put on, slip on▪
The other policeman put the handcuffs on him.▪ remove, take off, undo, unfasten, unlockPREPOSITION▪ in handcuffs▪
He was taken away in handcuffs.
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handcuffs — n. 1) to put (the) handcuffs on smb. 2) to remove handcuffs * * * to put (the) handcuffson smb. to remove … Combinatory dictionary
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