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cuff         

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      n  
1    the part of a sleeve nearest the hand, sometimes turned back and decorative  
2    the part of a gauntlet or glove that extends past the wrist  
3       the U.S., Canadian, and Austral. name for       turn-up       5  
4    off the cuff  
Informal   improvised; extemporary,   (See also)        cuffs  
     (C14 cuffe glove, of obscure origin)  
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cuff          [2]  
      vb  
1    tr   to strike with an open hand  
      n  
2    a blow of this kind  
     (C16: of obscure origin)  

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turn up  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to arrive or appear  
he turned up late at the party     
2    to find or be found, esp. by accident  
his book turned up in the cupboard     
3    tr   to increase the flow, volume, etc., of  
to turn up the radio     
4    tr  
Informal   to cause to vomit  
      n  
  turn-up  
5    often pl     (Brit)   the turned-up fold at the bottom of some trouser legs,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    cuff         
6    Informal   an unexpected or chance occurrence  


cuff          [1]  
      n  
1    the part of a sleeve nearest the hand, sometimes turned back and decorative  
2    the part of a gauntlet or glove that extends past the wrist  
3       the U.S., Canadian, and Austral. name for       turn-up       5  
4    off the cuff  
Informal   improvised; extemporary,   (See also)        cuffs  
     (C14 cuffe glove, of obscure origin)  
cuff          [2]  
      vb  
1    tr   to strike with an open hand  
      n  
2    a blow of this kind  
     (C16: of obscure origin)  
cuff link  
      n   one of a pair of linked buttons, used to join the buttonholes on the cuffs of a shirt  
French cuff  
      n   a double cuff formed by a backward fold of the material  

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cuff         

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      vb   bat     (informal)   beat, belt     (informal)   biff     (slang)   box, buffet, clap, clobber     (slang)   clout     (informal)   knock, lambast(e), pummel, punch, slap, smack, thump, whack  
2   
      n   belt     (informal)   biff     (slang)   box, buffet, clout     (informal)   knock, punch, rap, slap, smack, thump, whack  

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cuff          [2]  
      n  
off the cuff      ad lib, extempore, impromptu, improvised, offhand, off the top of one's head, on the spur of the moment, spontaneous, spontaneously, unrehearsed  

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