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  ( stuffs    3rd person present)   ( stuffing    present participle)   ( stuffed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   You can use stuff to refer to things such as a substance, a collection of things, events, or ideas, or the contents of something in a general way without mentioning the thing itself by name.  
INFORMAL   usu with supp  
I'd like some coffee, and I don't object to the powdered stuff if it's all you've got..., `What do you want to know?'<emdash10001`About life and stuff.'..., He pointed to a duffle bag.`That's my stuff.'     
2       verb   If you stuff something somewhere, you push it there quickly and roughly.   (=shove)  
I stuffed my hands in my pockets...      V n prep/adv  
He stuffed the newspapers into a litter bin and headed down the street...      V n prep/adv  
3       verb   If you stuff a container or space with something, you fill it with something or with a quantity of things until it is full.   (=cram)  
He grabbed my purse, opened it and stuffed it full, then gave it back to me...      V n adj  
He still stood behind his cash register stuffing his mouth with popcorn.      V n with n  
4       verb   If you stuffyourself, you eat a lot of food.  
INFORMAL   I could stuff myself with ten chocolate bars and half an hour later eat a big meal.      V pron-refl prep  
  stuffed      adj   v-link ADJ  
But you're just so stuffed you won't be able to drink anything.     
5       verb   If you stuff a bird such as a chicken or a vegetable such as a pepper, you put a mixture of food inside it before cooking it.  
Will you stuff the turkey and shove it in the oven for me?      V n  
...stuffed tomatoes.      V-ed  
6       verb   If a dead animal is stuffed, it is filled with a substance so that it can be preserved and displayed.  
usu passive  
7       verb   Stuff is used in front of nouns to emphasize that you do not care about something, or do not want it.  
INFORMAL   only imper     (emphasis)    Ultimately my attitude was: stuff them...      V n  
Stuff your money. We don't want a handout.      V n  
8    If you say that someone knows their stuff, you mean that they are good at doing something because they know a lot about it.  
INFORMAL  
know one's stuff      phrase   V inflects     (approval)    These chaps know their stuff after seven years of war.     


hot stuff     
If you think that someone or something is hot stuff, you find them exciting or sexually attractive.  
INFORMAL      n-uncount  
His love letters were hot stuff, apparently.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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