overstuff

[ oh-ver-stuhf ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈstʌf /

verb (used with object)

to force too much into: If you overstuff your suitcase, the fastenings may not hold.
Furniture. to cover completely with deep upholstery.

Nearby words

  1. overstring,
  2. overstrong,
  3. overstructured,
  4. overstrung,
  5. overstudy,
  6. overstuffed,
  7. oversubscribe,
  8. oversubscribed,
  9. oversupply,
  10. overswing

Origin of overstuff

First recorded in 1935–40; over- + stuff

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British Dictionary definitions for overstuff

overstuff

/ (ˌəʊvəˈstʌf) /

verb (tr)

to force too much into
to cover (furniture) entirely with upholstery
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