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overstuff

[ oh-ver-stuhf ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈstʌf /
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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.
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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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