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  1. stuff
    IPA[stəf]
  2. noun

    • 1. matter, material, articles, or activities of a specified or indeterminate kind that are being referred to, indicated, or implied:

      she's good at the technical stuff a pickup truck picked the stuff up
      Synonym : material, fabric, cloth, textile, matter, substance, medium, items, articles, objects, goods, things, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, odds and ends, odds and sods, gubbins
    • 2. a person's belongings, equipment, or baggage:

      he took his stuff and went
      Synonym : belongings, possessions, personal possessions, effects, property, goods, goods and chattels, paraphernalia, accoutrements, appurtenances, trappings, gear, things, tackle, kit, clobber, gubbins
    • 3. worthless or foolish ideas, speech, or writing; rubbish:

      stuff and nonsense!
    • 4. drink or drugs:

      the islanders get fighting mad on the stuff “Are you doing stuff, Kevin?” he asked
    • 5. things in which one is knowledgeable and experienced; one's area of expertise:

      he knows his stuff and can really write
      Synonym : facts, information, data, subject, discipline, onions
    • 6. the basic constituents or characteristics of something or someone:

      Healey was made of sterner stuff such a trip was the stuff of his dreams
    • 7. woolen fabric, especially as distinct from silk, cotton, and linen:

      her dark stuff gown
    • 8. (in sports) spin given to a ball to make it vary its course.

    • 9. a pitcher's ability to produce spin on a ball or control the speed of delivery of a pitch.

    verb

    • 1. fill (a receptacle or space) tightly with something:

      an old teapot stuffed full of cash his head has been stuffed with myths and taboos
      Synonym : fill, pack, pad, line, wad, upholster
    • 2. force or cram (something) tightly into a receptacle or space:

      he stuffed a thick wad of cash into his jacket pocket
    • 3. hastily or clumsily push (something) into a space:

      Sadie took the coin and stuffed it in her coat pocket
    • 4. fill out the skin of (a dead animal) with material to restore the original shape and appearance:

      he took the bird to a taxidermist to be stuffed
    • 5. fill (the cavity of an item of food) with a savory or sweet mixture, especially before cooking:

      chicken stuffed with mushrooms and breadcrumbs
    • 6. fill (oneself) with large amounts of food:

      he stuffed himself with potato chips
      Synonym : fill, cram, gorge, overindulge, satiate, gobble, devour, wolf, guzzle, pig, pig out, make a pig of oneself, stuff oneself to the gills, gorb
    • 7. (of a person) have one's nose blocked up with mucus as a result of a cold:

      when I woke up that morning I was totally stuffed up and my throat was sore
    • 8. fill (envelopes) with identical copies of printed matter:

      they spent the whole time in a back room stuffing envelopes
    • 9. place bogus votes in (a ballot box).

    • 10. used to express indifference toward or rejection of (something):

      stuff the diet!
    • 11. defeat heavily in sport:

      Town got stuffed every week
      Synonym : trounce, defeat utterly, beat hollow, win a resounding victory over, annihilate, drub, rout, give someone a drubbing, crush, overwhelm, bring someone to their knees, hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, give someone a pasting, whip, pound, pulverize, massacre, crucify, demolish, destroy, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, murder, flatten, turn inside out, run rings around, marmalize, shellac, blow out, cream, skunk, own
    • 12. (of a man) have sexual intercourse with (someone).

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: stuff, plural noun: one's stuffs

    • v.: verb: stuff, 3rd person present: stuffs, gerund or present participle: stuffing, past tense: stuffed, past participle: stuffed

    • noun

      matter, material, articles, or activities of a specified or indeterminate kind that are being referred to, indicated, or implied:

      a person's belongings, equipment, or baggage:

    • verb

      fill (a receptacle or space) tightly with something:

      force or cram (something) tightly into a receptacle or space:

    • adjective

      (of a dead animal) having the skin filled with material to restore the original shape and appearance:

      (of a toy) made of fabric stuffed with a soft filling:

    • noun

      a mixture used to stuff poultry or meat before cooking:

      padding used to stuff cushions, furniture, or soft toys:

    • adjective

      (of a dead animal) having the skin filled with material to restore the original shape and appearance:

      (of a toy) made of fabric stuffed with a soft filling:

    • noun

      a mixture used to stuff poultry or meat before cooking:

      padding used to stuff cushions, furniture, or soft toys:

    • noun

      used to refer to a person or thing of outstanding quality, interest, or talent:

      used to refer to a sexually exciting person, movie, book, etc.:

    • said to express indifference, resignation, or rejection
    • noun

      strong liquor.
    • noun

      a bag into which a sleeping bag, clothing, and other items can be stuffed or packed for ease of carrying or when not in use.
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