Translation of stuff in Spanish:
- 1 [colloquial] 1.1 (substance, matter) See examples: what's this stuff called?I can't eat this stuff¿cómo se llama esto or [colloquial] esta cosa?he rubbed some greasy stuff in his hairesto yo no lo trago [colloquial]this wine/caviar is good stuffse puso una cosa grasienta en el pelowhat sort of stuff does he write?este vino/caviar es del bueno or está muy bienmy secretary deals with the routine stuff¿qué tipo de cosa(s) escribe?she's into Buddhism and all that stuffmi secretaria se encarga de todas las tareas de rutinashow them what kind of stuff you're made ofle ha dado por el budismo y todo eso or [colloquial] y todo ese rolloshe's made of the right stuff to be an astronautdemuéstrales lo que valesenséñales lo que es bueno [colloquial]that's the stuff!tiene pasta para ser astronautato do one's stuffshe went out on stage and did her stuff¡así se hace!someone isn't doing his stuffsalió al escenario e hizo lo suyoto know one's stuffalguien está fallandoalguien no está haciendo lo que le correspondeshe really knows her stuffser un experto en la materiato strut one's stuff [colloquial]sabe de lo que hablaes una experta en la materia1.2 (miscellaneous items)mover el esqueleto [colloquial]and stuff like thatcosas (feminine plural)I left all my stuff at her housey cosas de esasy cosas por el estilodejé todas mis cosas en su casaExample sentences1.3 [slang] (drugs)
- The fact that the New Statesman can't find anything more grown-up to publish than this sort of stuff is indicative of its sad decline.
- There was apparently a really big rain in his town and all sorts of horrible stuff ended up in the pipeline.
- A load of kids are reading stuff and hearing stuff which refers back to Vietnam, and there is a resurgence in interest in the works of Chomsky.
- I slowly went downhill and back on to the heavy stuff like heroin.
- If they allowed dope to be used, I could grow her stuff, she could smoke it, and her life would be improved.
- At first money wasn't a problem I had a good job, good house, I sold my house to the drug dealers so they could sell their stuff.
- 2 [colloquial] (nonsense, excuse) surely you don't believe all that stuff he tells you?don't give me that stuff about losing your waytú no te creerás todo lo que te cuenta ¿no?stuff and nonsense! [dated]no me vengas con el cuento de que te perdiste [colloquial]¡puro cuento! [colloquial]Example sentences
- At first sight such an idea seems outrageous stuff and nonsense.
- The problem is, however, that to get to the point where we can afford all this stuff and nonsense, we have to work ridiculously long hours.
- The lectures were the usual old stuff and nonsense, but it's so easy to make new friends when you just bitch.
- 3 (basic element) See examples: their expedition has become the stuff of history/legendthat's the stuff of politicssu expedición ha pasado a la historia/se ha convertido en una leyendahis novel is the stuff of which publishers' dreams are madeen eso consiste la políticatodo editor sueña con una novela así
- 4 [archaic] (cloth)Example sentences
- Of course people have noticed before that Matisse posed his models in flimsy, filmy harem pants on divans and cushions covered with flowered or striped stuffs against fabric screens and curtains.
- His library was dukedom large enough, and here on the island he has, besides rich garments, linen stuffs and necessaries, volumes that he prizes above his dukedom.
- The earliest woven stuffs were made for use or ornament, before refinements in spinning and weaving permitted textiles malleable enough to clothe the body.
- 1 1.1 (fill)(quilt/mattress/toy)(hole/leak)to stuff something
withsomethingshe stuffed it with featherswe stuffed our pockets with appleslo rellenó de plumasshe stuffed us with foodnos llenamos los bolsillos de manzanashe's stuffed her head full of nonsensenos atiborró de comidato stuff oneself/one's face [colloquial]le ha llenado la cabeza de tonterías1.2 (Cookery)darse un atracón [colloquial]ponerse morado or ciego (Spain) [colloquial](pepper/chicken)to stuff something withsomethinghe stuffed it with ricestuff the chicken with the chestnutslo rellenó de arrozrellenar el pollo con las castañasExample sentences1.3 (in taxidermy)
- It may be eaten in the form of tamales, the dough stuffed with savoury or sweet mixtures and steamed in maize or banana leaves.
- But I fancied the savoury pancakes stuffed with mushrooms, tomatoes and onions, and covered in a creamy cheese sauce.
- The chicken breasts can be stuffed in advance and popped in the steamer when you get in from work.
(American English) (Politics)Example sentences
- Several Irish talk show hosts have been filling the air waves with information about stuffing your dead pets.
- The dead elephant was stuffed and exhibited, and it stood in Vienna until Maximilian sent it to Munich.
- One thing unites the animals: they are all dead but stuffed by taxidermists at Edinburgh's Royal Museum on Chambers Street.
- Although Democrats easily won the election by stuffing ballot boxes, they wanted revenge.
- EU observers say they also saw incidents of Kagame's supporters tampering with voter lists and stuffing ballot boxes.
- As you can see, TSN's team came in fourth even without stuffing the ballot box and telling relatives to vote for our team.
- But then these rooms are stuffed with things of beauty, as the deputy curator of the collection, Martin Clayton, enthusiastically points out.
- The two tea rooms were stuffed with damp holiday makers, all tucking into cake and cream and scones and cream and strawberry jam and cream.
- Samantha, 25, said: " The wallet was stuffed full of pictures, letters, keepsakes and prayer cards.
- 2 2.1 (thrust) See examples:to stuff something
intosomethingshe stuffed the books into the bagmeter algo enalgoI stuffed my fingers in(to) my earsmetió los libros en la bolsa2.2 (put) [colloquial] just stuff your things anywhereme puse los dedos en los oídos(you can) stuff it! (especially British English) [slang]pon tus cosas donde quierasI told him where he could stuff his advice¡métetelo donde te quepa! [colloquial]stuff her!le dije qué podía hacer con sus consejos¡que se joda! [vulgar]Example sentences
- He read it hastily before stuffing it in his pocket.
- Young and the others hastily stuffed a purifier into each nostril and inhaled some much needed fresh air.
- Hastily, she stuffed her feet into a pair of sneakers and ran downstairs to where her grandfather was waiting for her.
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