unhand cuff

handcuff

[hand-kuhf]
noun
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.

Origin:
1635–45; hand + cuff1

unhandcuff, verb (used with object)
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handcuff (ˈhændˌkʌf)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to put handcuffs on (a person); manacle
 
n
2.  (plural) a pair of locking metal rings joined by a short bar or chain for securing prisoners, etc

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handcuff
1775, from hand + cuff. The verb is first attested 1720. O.E. had hondcops "a pair of hand cuffs," but the modern word is a re-invention.
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