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stuff

noun [U]  /stʌf/ us  

stuff noun [U] (SUBSTANCE)

a substance or material: What’s the black stuff on the rug? This stuff tastes good.

stuff noun [U] (THINGS)

a group of different things, activities, or matters: We helped him move his stuff to the new apartment. I’ve got a lot of stuff to do this weekend. They’d heard all this stuff before.

stuff

verb [T]  /stʌf/ us  

stuff verb [T] (FILL)

to fill the inside of something: I can’t stuff another thing into this suitcase. To stuff a turkey, or other meat or vegetable, is to fill it with other food before cooking it. If you stuff yourself, you eat a large amount of food: The kids stuffed themselves with snacks.
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