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Junk vs. Stuff

Junk and Stuff Definitions

Junk

Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form.

Stuff

The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.

Junk

Articles that are worn-out or fit to be discarded
Broken furniture and other junk in the attic.

Stuff

The essential substance or elements; essence
"We are such stuff / As dreams are made on" (Shakespeare).

Junk

Cheap or shoddy material.

Stuff

Unspecified material
Put that stuff over there.
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Junk

Something meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable
Nothing but junk in the annual report.

Stuff

Household or personal articles considered as a group.

Junk

The genitals.

Stuff

Worthless objects.

Junk

The buttocks.

Stuff

(Slang) Specific talk or actions
Don't give me that stuff about being tired.
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Junk

(Slang) Heroin.

Stuff

The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.

Junk

Hard salt beef for consumption on board a ship.

Stuff

The spin, english, curve, or speed imparted to a ball
"where we could watch the stuff, mainly curves, that the pitchers were putting on the ball" (James Henry Gray).

Junk

A traditional Chinese sailing vessel having a high poop and usually two or more masts bearing battened lugsails.

Stuff

(Basketball) A dunk shot.
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Junk

To discard as useless or sell to be reused as parts; scrap.

Stuff

Special capability
The team really showed its stuff and won the championship.

Junk

Cheap, shoddy, or worthless
Junk jewelry.

Stuff

Chiefly British Woven material, especially woolens.

Junk

Having a superficial appeal or utility, but lacking substance
"the junk issues that have dominated this year's election" (New Republic).

Stuff

(Slang) Money; cash.

Junk

Relating to or similar to junk bonds, especially in having a high risk of default
Debt of junk status.

Stuff

(Slang) A drug, especially one that is illegal or habit-forming.

Junk

Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash, garbage.

Stuff

To pack (a container) tightly; cram
Stuff a Christmas stocking.

Junk

A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.

Stuff

To block (a passage); plug
Stuff a crack with caulking.

Junk

(slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.

Stuff

(Basketball) To block (a shot or an opponent who is shooting), especially before the ball leaves the shooter's hands.

Junk

(slang) The genitalia, especially of a male.

Stuff

To place forcefully into a container or space; thrust
Stuffed laundry into the bag.

Junk

(nautical) salt beef.

Stuff

(Sports) To shoot (a ball or puck) forcefully into the goal from close range.

Junk

Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

Stuff

(Basketball) To dunk (the ball).

Junk

(dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.

Stuff

To fill with an appropriate stuffing
Stuff a pillow.

Junk

(attributive) Material or resources of a kind lacking commercial value.
Junk fish
Junk trees

Stuff

To fill (an animal skin) to restore its natural form for mounting or display.

Junk

; gibberish.
The student put down junk for answers just to finish his homework more quickly.

Stuff

To cram with food.

Junk

(nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel.

Stuff

To fill (the mind)
His head is stuffed with silly notions.

Junk

To throw away.

Stuff

To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).

Junk

To find something for very little money (meaning derived from the term junkshop)
(On Facebook, a record collector wrote:) "The newest addition to my Annette Hanshaw collection, I junked this beautiful flawless E-copy within walking distance from my house."

Stuff

To apply a preservative and softening agent to (leather).

Junk

A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.

Stuff

To overeat; gorge.

Junk

Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

Stuff

(informal) Miscellaneous items or objects; (with possessive) personal effects.
What is all that stuff on your bedroom floor?
He didn't want his pockets to bulge so he was walking around with all his stuff in his hands.

Junk

Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers.

Stuff

Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.

Junk

Something worthless, or only worth its value as recyclable scrap.

Stuff

(informal) Unspecified things or matters.
I had to do some stuff.

Junk

Hard salted beef supplied to ships.

Stuff

The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.

Junk

A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.

Stuff

(archaic) A material for making clothing; any woven textile, but especially a woollen fabric.

Junk

The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Stuff

(archaic) Boards used for building.

Junk

Any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails

Stuff

Abstract/figurative substance or character.

Junk

Dispose of (something useless or old);
Trash these old chairs
Junk an old car
Scrap your old computer

Stuff

Paper stock ground ready for use. When partly ground, it is called half stuff.

Stuff

(informal) Used as placeholder, usually for material of unknown type or name.
Can I have some of that stuff on my ice-cream sundae?

Stuff

(slang) Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.

Stuff

(obsolete) A medicine or mixture; a potion.

Stuff

Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language.
Don't give me any of that 'what-about' stuff!

Stuff

(nautical) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.

Stuff

Money.

Stuff

(transitive) To fill by packing or crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess.
I'm going to stuff this pillow with feathers.

Stuff

(transitive) To fill a space with (something) in a compressed manner.
He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.

Stuff

To fill with seasoning.
She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret recipe.

Stuff

(transitive) To load goods into (a container) for transport.

Stuff

To sate.
Iā€™m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.

Stuff

(pronominal) To eat, especially in a hearty or greedy manner.
She sits on the sofa all day, watching TV and stuffing herself with cream buns.

Stuff

To break; to destroy.
He skidded off the road and totally stuffed his brand new car.

Stuff

To sexually penetrate.
His wife came home early and found him on the couch stuffing the maid.

Stuff

Used to contemptuously dismiss or reject something. See also stuff it.
Stuff your stupid rules, I'll do what I like.

Stuff

(informal) To heavily defeat or get the better of.
Mudchester Rovers were stuffed 7-0 in the semi-final.
They totally stuffed us in that business deal.

Stuff

(transitive) To cut off another competitor in a race by disturbing his projected and committed racing line (trajectory) by an abrupt manoeuvre.
I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.

Stuff

To preserve a dead bird or other animal by filling its skin.

Stuff

(transitive) To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.

Stuff

(transitive) To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.

Stuff

To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.

Stuff

To compress (a file or files) in the StuffIt format, to be unstuffed later.

Stuff

Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture.
For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
Ambitions should be made of sterner stuff.
The workman on his stuff his skill doth show,And yet the stuff gives not the man his skill.

Stuff

The fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence.
Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscienceTo do no contrived murder.

Stuff

Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber.
What stuff wilt have a kirtle of?
It [the arras] was of stuff and silk mixed, though, superior kinds were of silk exclusively.

Stuff

Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.
He took away locks, and gave away the king's stuff.

Stuff

A medicine or mixture; a potion.

Stuff

Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.
Anger would inditeSuch woeful stuff as I or Shadwell write.

Stuff

A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.

Stuff

Paper stock ground ready for use.

Stuff

To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick.
Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown,And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown.
Lest the gods, for sin,Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin.

Stuff

To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack.
Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together . . . and they retain smell and color.

Stuff

To fill by being pressed or packed into.
With inward arms the dire machine they load,And iron bowels stuff the dark abode.

Stuff

To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey.

Stuff

To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.
I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell.

Stuff

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

Stuff

To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.
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.

Stuff

To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.

Stuff

To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).

Stuff

To feed gluttonously; to cram.
Taught harmless man to cram and stuff.

Stuff

The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object;
Coal is a hard black material
Wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Stuff

Miscellaneous unspecified objects;
The trunk was full of stuff

Stuff

Informal terms for personal possessions;
Did you take all your clobber?

Stuff

Senseless talk;
Don't give me that stuff

Stuff

Unspecified qualities required to do or be something;
The stuff of heros
You don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine

Stuff

Information in some unspecified form;
It was stuff I had heard before
There's good stuff in that book

Stuff

A critically important or characteristic component;
Suspense is the very stuff of narrative

Stuff

Fill completely;
The child stuffed his pockets with candy

Stuff

Press or force;
Stuff money into an envelope
She thrust the letter into his hand

Stuff

Obstruct;
My nose is all stuffed
Her arteries are blocked

Stuff

Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself;
She stuffed herself at the dinner
The kids binged on icecream

Stuff

Treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting;
Stuff a bearskin

Stuff

Fill tightly with a material;
Stuff a pillow with feathers
The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist

Stuff

Fill with a stuffing while cooking;
Have you stuffed the turkey yet?

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