stuff

/stʌf / (say stuf)

noun
1. the material of which anything is made.
2. material to be worked upon, or to be used in making something.
3. matter or material indefinitely: cushions filled with some soft stuff.
4. woven material or fabric.
5. Colloquial property, as personal belongings, equipment, etc.
6. something to be swallowed, as food, drink, or medicine.
7. inward character, qualities, or capabilities.
8. Colloquial actions, performances, talk, etc.: to cut out the rough stuff.
9. worthless matter or things.
10. worthless or foolish ideas, talk, or writing.
11. Colloquial literary, artistic, or musical material, productions, compositions, etc.
12. Colloquial one's own trade, profession, occupation, etc.: to know one's stuff.
13. Colloquial money.
verb (t)
14. to fill (a receptacle), especially by packing the contents closely together; cram full.
15. to fill (an aperture, cavity, etc.) by forcing something into it.
16. to fill or line with some kind of material as a padding or packing.
17. to fill or cram (oneself, one's stomach, etc.) with food.
18. to fill (a chicken, turkey, piece of meat, etc.) with seasoned breadcrumbs or other savoury matter.
19. to fill the skin of (a dead animal) with material, preserving the natural form and appearance.
20. to thrust or cram (something) tightly into a receptacle, cavity, or the like.
21. to pack tightly in a confined place; crowd together.
22. to crowd (a vehicle, room, etc.) with persons.
23. to fill (the mind) with details, facts, etc.
24. Tanning to treat (a skin, etc.) with a composition of tallow and other ingredients.
25. Colloquial (taboo) (of males) to have sexual intercourse with.
verb (i)
26. to cram oneself with food; feed gluttonously.
phrase
27. and stuff, Colloquial and so on; et cetera: there were people running around and screaming and stuff.
28. do one's stuff, Colloquial to do what is expected of one; show what one can do.
29. not to give a stuff, Colloquial to be unconcerned.
30. stuff and nonsense, (an exclamation dismissing an explanation, proposal, etc., as foolish, unbelievable, etc.)
31. stuff around, Colloquial to waste time in aimless and unproductive activity.
32. stuff it, Colloquial (an exclamation indicating anger, frustration, etc.)
33. stuff someone around, Colloquial to inconvenience someone.
34. stuff up,
a. to stop up or plug; block or choke.
b. Colloquial to cause to fail; render useless.
c. Colloquial to fail; act incompetently: trust him to stuff up.
35. that's the stuff, Colloquial (an exclamation of support, encouragement, approval, etc.)
36. the stuff of life, the typical experiences, good and bad, of humankind.
{Middle English, from Old French estoffe material, provision, from estoffer provide, of Germanic origin (compare Middle High German stopfen), from Late Latin stuppāre, from stuppa tow. Compare stop}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stuff — Stuff, n. [OF. estoffe, F. [ e]toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. {Stuff}, v. t.] 1. Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture. [1913 Webster] For the stuff they had was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stuff — is an aggregate or a group of items or matter. Stuff can mean just about anything.Stuff may also refer to: *Stuff (cloth), a type of cloth or fabric used to fill pillows and other items *Stuffing, a substance which is often placed in the cavities …   Wikipedia

  • Stuff — País Estados Unidos, Turquía, Reino Unido, Alemania, Rusia, República Checa, Francia, los Países Bajos, Ucrania, España, Rumania, Lituania, China, Filipinas, Tailandia, Taiwan, Malasia …   Wikipedia Español

  • stuff it — ● stuff * * * stuff it impolite phrase used for telling someone that you are very angry with them, and you are not interested in them or their suggestions When she told me what the job was, I told her to stuff it. Thesaurus: expressions showing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stuff — Stuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stuffing}.] [OE. stoffen; cf. OF. estoffer, F. [ e]toffer, to put stuff in, to stuff, to line, also, OF. estouffer to stifle, F. [ e]touffer; both perhaps of Teutonic origin, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stuff — [stuf] n. [ME stoffe < OFr estoffe < estoffer, prob. < Gr styphein, to pull together, tighten < styppe, tow, coarse cloth of flax or hemp: see STOP] 1. the material or substance out of which anything is or can be made; raw material 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Stuff — Image extraite du documentaire. Kill pigs by letting them become shits. Données clés Réalisation Johnny DeppGibson Haynes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stuff´i|ly — stuff|y «STUHF ee», adjective, stuff|i|er, stuff|i|est. 1. lacking fresh air: »a stuffy room. 2. lacking freshness or interest; dull; …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuff|y — «STUHF ee», adjective, stuff|i|er, stuff|i|est. 1. lacking fresh air: »a stuffy room. 2. lacking freshness or interest; dull; …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stuff — ► NOUN 1) matter, material, articles, or activities of a specified or indeterminate kind. 2) basic characteristics; substance: Helen was made of sterner stuff. 3) (one s stuff) informal one s area of expertise. 4) Brit. dated woollen fabric,… …   English terms dictionary


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