Cuffing
Cuff \Cuff\ (k?f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cuffed} (k?ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuffing}.] [Cf. Sw. kuffa to knock, push,kufva to check, subdue, and E. cow, v. t. ] 1. To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the hand; to slap. [1913 Webster]

I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They with their quills did all the hurt they could, And cuffed the tender chickens from their food. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To buffet. ``Cuffed by the gale.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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