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A plastic strip with a loop on one end that is secured with notches on the other end, used as a temporary handcuff.
- ‘That last one got a little tedious after a while, because after the suspect has clearly surrendered, why should I have to tell my team to put the zipcuffs on him?’
- ‘Besides, I got tired of the suspects saying, ‘took you long enough’ after you restrain them with zipcuffs.’
- ‘If you plan on making a citizens' arrest, be sure to have a partner on cover and zipcuffs.’
- ‘Around here if you were getting uppity while they were trying to clear a plane or bus or anything I wouldn't be surprised if you were put to the floor and carried out hogtied in zipcuffs.’
- ‘The prisoners were waiting to get their zipcuffs removed.’
- ‘They bash open doors, shout their targets awake and bind their hands with thick plastic restraints called zipcuffs.’
- ‘I'm sure the zipcuffs chafed as he was escorted into police custody.’
- ‘Quatre's smile is bright as he produces a pair of zipcuffs from an inner pocket of his jacket.’
- ‘I want a suspect to try and shoot me if I pull out the zipcuffs before securing his weapon.’
- ‘And with her free hand, she took out a pair of zipcuffs.’
- ‘You've got zipcuffs to keep enemies in place, and a special camera allows you to look under doorways to see who might be lurking on the other side.’
Restrain (someone) with zipcuffs.‘one cop called someone on the phone while the other one zipcuffed me’
- ‘We put our knees on their backs, pulled their hands behind them, and faster than you can bat an eye we zipcuffed them.’
- ‘The group zipcuffs them and, after searching the house, leaves them in the jail for the authorities to find.’
- ‘If we bust in and zipcuff everyone and interrogate them forcefully we may get answers but the Media would crucify us.’
- ‘Plus, I love the adrenaline of participating in raids and ultimately the satisfaction of either laying to rest the bad, bad guys or zipcuffing them and sending them away for a long time.’
- ‘Does anyone remember the man who was zipcuffed and sitting on the end of a flatbed trailer?’
- ‘The expression is ‘proactive justice;’ it's very unlikely that a potential troublemaker is going to break any laws while zipcuffed on the floor of a paddy wagon.’
- ‘I didn't see any other markings because I was zipcuffed and my mobility was limited.’
- ‘It took about 15 police officers to detain and zipcuff her.’
- ‘A man who was being zipcuffed and led out the door shouted back at me angrily.’
- ‘MPs are worse than cops - they zipcuff you for anything and grind your face in the dirt!’
- ‘Granted he couldn't see and he was zipcuffed, but still.’
- ‘It requires quick thinking: do you have your team zipcuff the perpetrators immediately, or do you lock down the entire room before apprehending the suspects, wasting valuable time?’
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