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handcuff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of handcuff

  1. usually handcuffs pl  something that physically prevents free movement the man reluctantly held out his wrists so the policeman could snap on handcuffs Synonyms of handcuff band, bind, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, bond(s), irons, ligature, manacle(s), shackleWords Related to handcuff captivity, confinement, constraint, curb, enchainment, enslavement, hindrance, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint, restriction; entanglement, net, trammel, trap; collar, straitjacket (also straightjacket); fastener, hobble, hold, hold-down, holding, tie


handcuff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of handcuff

  1. 1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains wanted to take the trip, but was handcuffed by her responsibility to watch her ailing father Synonyms of handcuff chain, enchain, enfetter, fetter, gyve, bind, manacle, pinion, shackle, trammelWords Related to handcuff bit, hobble, hog-tie, iron, lash, secure, tie, truss; attach, fasten, join, link; confine, constrain, curb, hamper, hinder, impede; limit, restrict; entangle, tangleNear Antonyms of handcuff emancipate, free, liberate, loose, release, rescue; undo, unfasten, untangle, untie; detach, disengageAntonyms of handcuff unbind, unfetter, unshackle

  2. 2 to create difficulty for the work or activity of the fear that the new mandatory, standardized tests will handcuff the state's teachers, who will have to specifically tailor their lesson plans for the test Synonyms of handcuff clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to handcuff balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of handcuff clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of handcuff aid, assist, facilitate, help



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