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Synonyms for handcuff

Synonyms for handcuff

something that physically confines the legs or arms

to restrict the activity or free movement of

Synonyms for handcuff

shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist

confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs


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A policewoman said the defendant threw herself down on the floor and turned physically violent when they tried to handcuff her.
He added: "There were three or four officers involved and they applied handcuffs to his wrists.
Euzdil has not been allowed to receive treatment since the handcuff incident despite a doctor's report saying he has not fully recovered from his operation.
A WOMAN had to be cut out of handcuffs by Cardiff fire crews after becoming trapped overnight.
Although handcuffs are readily available to buy here in the UK, you must remember that it is only lawful to use them if you are properly trained and it is a proportionate reaction to the situation.
But in an emergency an officer could always use his truncheon strap as a handcuff by twisting it like a figure of eight around a criminal's wrists.
The police officers were permitted to handcuff Mena because she was present at the scene of a search for weapons, and they were not required to make a determination independent of the warrant as to whether Mena actually posed a safety risk to the officers.
But had the officers involved felt the law allowed them to handcuff him - with or without a risk assessment - Stephen might be alive today.
CRESWELL - An 8-year-old boy was arrested and placed in handcuffs at Creslane Elementary School after another student told administrators he had a knife.
Summary: Defendant tried to run away and assaulted the policeman when he tried to handcuff her
Summary: Defendant convicted of injuring policeman, who tried to handcuff him, and damaging walkie-talkie
After two nights without any killings in Quezon City, the body of an unidentified man with a handcuff around his ankle and a gunshot wound on the nape was found in front of a church after Thursday midnight.
In any case, the whole handcuff show continued with journalist Mehmet Baransu, who was cuffed while at the courthouse.