un·​cuff ˌən-ˈkəf How to pronounce uncuff (audio)
uncuffed; uncuffing

transitive verb

: to remove handcuffs from
uncuff a prisoner

Examples of uncuff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After witnessing her torture, a woman working at The House uncuffs Catherine, advising her to refuse to give away any information but to stay strong so she is sent to a camp rather than getting killed. Carrie Wittmer, Vulture, 14 Feb. 2024 The officers uncuff him. Scott Bronstein, CNN, 9 July 2020 Thorne's son was put in the backseat of another squad car briefly before the officer accompanying him was told to uncuff the teenager. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 9 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncuff was in 1875

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“Uncuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncuff. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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