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stuff

noun (QUALITY)    /stʌf/
the stuff of sth literary the most necessary, important, or typical part of something: A thwarted love affair is the (very) stuff of fiction.Important and essential thingsInformation and messages [U] US In baseball, a pitcher's stuff is the quality and variety of their pitches (= throws to the player hitting the ball): Avery had great stuff, total command of all three of his pitches.Baseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports Grammar:Thing and stuffSee moreGrammar:ThingWe use the general noun thing more commonly in speaking than in writing.See moreGrammar:StuffStuff is one of the most common nouns in speaking. It is more informal than thing. It is not at all common in writing.See more
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