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Noun: stuff  stúf
  1. The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread";
    - material
     
  2. Miscellaneous unspecified objects
    "the trunk was full of stuff"
     
  3. [informal] A person's movable possessions
    "did you take all your stuff?";
    - personal property, personal estate, personalty [formal], private property, belongings, clobber [Brit, informal]
     
  4. Senseless talk
    "don't give me that stuff";
    - stuff and nonsense, hooey [N. Amer, informal], poppycock, bollocks [Brit, informal]
     
  5. Unspecified qualities required to do or be something
    "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"
     
  6. Information in some unspecified form
    "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book"
     
  7. A critically important or characteristic component
    "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
Verb: stuff  stúf
  1. Cram into a cavity
    "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
     
  2. Press or force
    "Stuff money into an envelope";
    - thrust, shove, squeeze
     
  3. Obstruct
    "My nose is all stuffed";
    - lug, choke up, block
     
  4. Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
    "She stuffed herself at the dinner";
    - gorge, ingurgitate [rare], overindulge, glut, englut [archaic], engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise [Brit], gourmandize, binge [informal], pig out [informal], satiate, gourmandise [Brit]
     
  5. Treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
    "stuff a bearskin"
     
  6. Fill tightly with a material
    "stuff a pillow with feathers"
     
  7. (cooking) fill with a stuffing while cooking
    "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?";
    - farce

Derived forms: stuffs, stuffed, stuffing

Type of: article, back up, belongings, bunk [informal], center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, core, cram, eat, essence, fill, fill up, force, foul, gen [Brit, informal], gist, heart, heart and soul, hokum [informal], holding, impregnate, info [informal], information, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meaninglessness, meat, nitty-gritty, nonsense, nonsensicality, nub, object, physical object, pith, property, push, quality, saturate, substance, sum

Antonym: unstuff

Encyclopedia: Stuff, the Chinatown Kid