stuff has definitions from the field of food
1
[ noun ] the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

Synonyms

material

Examples

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

Used in print

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

The sentimental pure heart of Galahad is gone with the knightly years , but I still believe_in the heart of the George_Meredith character that was not made of the stuff that breaks '' .

2
[ noun ] miscellaneous unspecified artifacts

Examples

"the trunk was full of stuff"

Used in print

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

I tell you , I know how it is with you , my friend , I sympathize , and I 'll make it a special point - a special favor - get_in_touch , and get some stuff just for you .

My man , he won n't be around a little while , he just fixed me up with this stuff they took_out of the Elite .

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

I would n't have the stuff in the house .

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

It was strange stuff - it reminded me of the pictures of a child , but a child who has never played with other kids and has lived all its life with adults .

(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)

It gave him a chance to unload the stuff and get it down to the cellar without a barrage of acid comments .

3
[ verb ] fill completely

Examples

"The child stuffed his pockets with candy"

Used in print

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

The contributions were ahead_of what she had got the previous year , and while the money , of_course , was not hers , it excited her to stuff her kit with big checks .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

My camp made leather wallet , bulky with twisted , raised stitches around the edges , I stuffed with money I had been saving .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

He would order her to bring coffee , and would take from his vest_pocket a thin black pipe which he would stuff - he would not remove his gloves - and light and smoke .

Related terms

fill jam pad overstuff

4
[ verb ] press or force

Synonyms

thrust squeeze shove

Examples

"Stuff money into an envelope" "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Used in print

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

`` We 'd give him things to deliver , letters , checks , deeds and things like that '' , remembers his half-brother Walter , still in the real_estate business in savannah , `` and learn days later that he 'd absent-mindedly stuffed them into his pocket .

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

Inside the crown , stuffed behind the stained sweatband , could be seen thin , crumpled wads of currency .

Related terms

push shove

5
[ verb ] (food) eat until one is sated

Synonyms

fill cram jam fill_up

Examples

"He filled up on turkey"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

They answered him in monosyllables , nods , occasionally muttering in Greek to one another , awaiting the word from Papa , who restlessly cracked his knuckles , anxious to stuff himself into his white Cadillac and burst off to the freeway .

Related terms

eat gorge

6
[ noun ] senseless talk

Examples

"don't give me that stuff"

Used in print

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

`` This is the sort of stuff I write and then throw_away '' !

Related terms

nonsense cant

7
[ noun ] informal terms for personal possessions

Synonyms

clobber

Examples

"did you take all your clobber?"

Used in print

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

Mr._Skyros was not a man who thought very_much about moral_principles ; he found money much more interesting ; but all_the_same he thought now , uneasily , of the way in which Angelo earned his living - and paid for his own stuff - and eyed the soft smile , and the spaniel like dark eyes , and he felt a_little ill .

Related terms

personal_property

8
[ noun ] unspecified qualities required to do or be something

Examples

"the stuff of heros" "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"

Used in print

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

`` That 's the stuff '' , Curt said .

Related terms

quality

9
[ verb ] treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting

Examples

"stuff a bearskin"

Related terms

impregnate tan

10
[ verb ] (food) fill with a stuffing while cooking

Examples

"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

Related terms

fill cooking

11
[ verb ] (food) overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Examples

"She stuffed herself at the dinner" "The kids binged on icecream"

12
[ noun ] information in some unspecified form

Examples

"it was stuff I had heard before" "there's good stuff in that book"

Related terms

information

13
[ verb ] fill tightly with a material

Examples

"stuff a pillow with feathers" "The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist"

Related terms

fill cork

14
[ verb ] obstruct, as of a passage

Synonyms

choke_up block lug

Examples

"My nose is all stuffed" "Her arteries are blocked"

Related terms

unstuff clog blockage

15
[ noun ] a critically important or characteristic component

Examples

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Related terms

kernel

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