she cuffed it away


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She felt a tear escape and run down her cheek. She cuffed it away, hoping that Wendy hadn’t noticed. Eve Anderson didn’t cry.
Source: Darkness on the Fens by Joy Ellis

she cuffed it away means she wiped it away with her cuff, right?

Thank you.
  • Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Probably. It's not an obvious or common use of the verb. You'll never see it again.


    Senior Member
    English UK
    I would have interpreted it as "wiped it away with a brusque motion" rather than "used the cuff of her blouse to wipe it away".

    But, like kentix, I agree with Chasint's
    But we'll never never know without asking the author.