- Baseball. the assortment of pitches that a pitcher uses in a game together with the ability to deliver them in the proper manner at the right speed to the desired spot: He saved his best stuff for the tougher hitters in the lineup.
- spin or speed imparted to a ball, as by a baseball pitcher, a bowler, or a tennis player: a pitch with plenty of stuff.
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Origin of stuff
synonym study for stuff
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Example sentences from the Web for stuff
As we hired new employees, a few did stupid stuff, leading to errors that cost the company money.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
There’s a societal position that these cases are between these two people, and if it’s between a man and a woman, that’s personal stuff that we can’t get involved in.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
So now we get to the cool stuff – reverse-engineering the SERPs to snag those premium organic placements.
That’s going to create more pressure for the stuff that isn’t political.‘A healthy rebound’: Programmatic rally continues for publishers|Max Willens|September 3, 2020|Digiday
It tracks the typical fitness stuff you’d expect like steps and pulse trends.Amazon’s new fitness tracker listens to your voice to figure out your mood|Stan Horaczek|September 2, 2020|Popular Science
The best comparison here for an American audience is, well, Internet stuff.
We did ThunderAnt stuff for ourselves and just put it online, and then it blossomed into something else.
I think all the traveling and all the nationalities put that stuff in my head.
It was a bit strange for a while here with all the Newsweek stuff.
There were a lot of little pieces, pieces of lead and stuff.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I have seen a lot of Bolshevik propaganda and it is not very convincing stuff.
It makes out of the savage raw material which is our basal mental stuff, a citizen.
I've got a writ here, Baptiste, and will be glad to have you tell me where this stuff of yours is so I can go and get it.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
In his youngest days, when his mother used to regulate his food, she would stuff him full of rice.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
We're right under their noses, so they won't do anything till the stuff's actually in sight.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for stuff
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of stuffstuffer, noun
Word Origin for stuff
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Idioms and Phrases with stuff
In addition to the idioms beginning with stuff
- stuff and nonsense
- stuffed shirt
- stuff it
- stuff one's face
- stuff the ballot box
- get stuffed
- hot number (stuff)
- kid stuff
- know one's stuff
- strut one's stuff