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stuff with (something)

1. To shove, cram, or pack something into something else, especially in a rough or careless manner. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "with." He stuffed the bag with all of his personal possessions and stormed off in a huff. I only have one big suitcase, so I have to stuff it with all of my clothes.
2. To fill something with a large amount of something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "with." They stuff the calzone with cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and peppers. The popular store lets you design your own teddy bear and then stuff it with a super-soft polyester filling.
3. To compel or persuade someone to eat or ingest a large amount of something. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "with." She always insists on stuffing guests with her baking whenever people come to visit. You can't just stuff your patients with painkillers instead of treating the underlying condition.
4. To eat a large amount of food. A reflexive pronoun is used between "stuff" and "with" unless used in a passive construction. I sat at the table stuffing myself with ice cream. I was so stuffed with pizza that I could barely move.
5. To cause one to believe, think about, or be preoccupied with some idea or notion something. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "with," especially in the form "stuff one's head with something." He believe the education system is stuffing kids with nonsense that they'll never need in the real world. I wish you wouldn't stuff Tommy's head with those fairy tales. His imagination is wild enough as it is.
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stuff someone or something with something

to fill up someone or something with something. She stuffed the kids with pancakes and sent them to school. Dale stuffed the doll with fluffy material and gave it back to Timmy. He was afraid he would stuff himself with food as he usually did.
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When we get married and, hopefully, leave the nest, we begin a whole new collection of stuff with our partners, all the while leaving our childhood collection of stuff with the old folks and their stuff.
When the time comes for them to leave home, they leave much of their stuff with us and the cycle begins all over again.
You know, pretty soon, they will have some stuff with which to write things down that will be more than just words.