1. to handcuff; also as phr. put the cuff on.
|(ref. to early 19C) Tales of the Early Days 144: On the voyage from Sydney [they] had been flogged, cuffed, ‘spread-eagled,’ celled together.|
|Ballads of a Cheechako 44: I am humbled indeed, for I’m ‘cuffed’ to a Swede that thinks he’s a millionaire.‘The Man from Eldorado’ in|
|Und. and Prison Sl.|
|And When She Was Bad She Was Murdered 189: Why don’t we wake up Moon and have him put the cuff on whoever it is?|
|Felony Tank (1962) 10: Huey reached over into the back seat and cuffed him.|
|Frying-Pan 34: The day they brought me here, cuffed-up between a couple of screws in a private hire-car.|
|Gate Fever 95: Remember I’m still cuffed to two officers.|
|Candy 155: ‘Cuff him,’ he said. I walked handcuffed and flanked through Bourke Street Mall to the paddy wagon.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 156: They dumped him in a sweat room. They cuffed him to a chair. Two dicks worked on him.|
|Truth 319: Hanlon [...] put his hands behind his back. Weber cuffed him and told him his rights.|
|Alphaville (2011) 127: With all five perps cuffed up, and a van on the way [etc.].|
2. (US campus) to initiate a relationship.
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. Spring 2014 3: CUFF — form a relationship: ‘It’s cuffing season. Can we spend some time together?’.(ed.)|
(US campus) in a relationship.
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. Spring 2014 2: CUFFED — in a romantic relationship: ‘Sara’s cuffed’.|