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. stop. Cf. {Stop}, v. t., {Stuff}, n.] 1. To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown, And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

Lest the gods, for sin, Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack. [1913 Webster]

Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together . . . and they retain smell and color. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To fill by being pressed or packed into. [1913 Webster]

With inward arms the dire machine they load, And iron bowels stuff the dark abode. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. (Cookery) To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey. [1913 Webster]

5. To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration. [1913 Webster]

I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals. [1913 Webster]

7. To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material. [1913 Webster]

An Eastern king put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

8. To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies. [1913 Webster]

9. To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box). [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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