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British English: /stʌf/
American English: /stəf/

Translation of stuff in German:

noun no pl., no indef. art.

bit2 1, → hot stuff, → kid 1 3, → rough stuff
  • 1 (material[s])
    Zeug, das
    (artistic productions)
    Pl. [colloquial]
    [colloquial] (drugs)
    Stoff, der
    [colloquial] (money)
    Kohle, die
    garden stuff
    have the stuff of a champion
    das Zeug zum Champion haben
    be made of sterner stuff
    aus härterem Stoff gemacht sein
    the stuff of fairy stories
    der Stoff für Märchen
    the stuff that dreams/heroes are made of
    der Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind/Helden gemacht sind
    plastic is useful stuff
    Plastik ist eine nützliche Sache
    push [the] stuff [colloquial]
    (deal in drugs)
    mit Stoff handeln
    there has been some interesting stuff in the papers/on the radio
    es gab ein paar interessante Sachen in den Zeitungen/im Radio
    that actor has been in some good stuff lately
    dieser Schauspieler hat zuletzt ein paar gute Sachen gemacht
  • 2no pl., no indef. art (activity, knowledge) See examples:do painting or drawing, stuff like that
    malen oder zeichnen oder so was
    do one's stuff
    seine Sache machen
    get on and do your stuff!
    na los, mach schon!
    know one's stuff [colloquial] (be knowledgeable)
    sich auskennen
    (know one's job)
    seine Sache verstehen
    that's the stuff!
    so ists richtig!
    that's the stuff to give the troops [figurative]
    das ist jetzt genau das richtige
  • 3no pl.
    (valueless matter)
    Zeug, das
    [colloquial] [derogatory]
    stuff [and nonsense]!
    dummes Zeug!
    [colloquial] [derogatory]
  • 4 (Textiles)
    Wolle, die
    Wollzeug, das
    attrib. (Hemd)

transitive verb

  • 1
    (Loch, Ohren)
    (in taxidermy) (Cooking) (make eat to repletion)
    [coarse] (copulate with) [vulgar]
    stuff envelopes [with letters]
    Briefe in Umschläge stecken
    stuff something with or full of something
    etwas mit etwas voll stopfen
    [go and] get stuffed!
    [slang] [colloquial]
    stuff oneself
    [slang] [colloquial]
    stuff one's face
    sich Dat. den Bauch voll stopfen
    stuff ballot boxes (American English)
    (insert bogus votes)
    Stimmen fälschen
    he stuffed a banknote into my hand
    er drückte mir einen Geldschein in die Hand
  • 2 [slang]stuff him/the family reputation!
    zum Teufel mit ihm/der Familienehre!
    stuff it!
    Scheiß drauf!
    he can stuff it!
    er kann mich mal!

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

stuff up

transitive verb

Definition of stuff in:

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