stuff into (someone or something)
1. To shove, cram, or pack someone or something inside of something else, especially in a rough or careless manner. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "into." I wish you wouldn't just stuff your clothes into your suitcase like that—they're going to get all wrinkled! She stuffed all his belongings in a cardboard box and set it out on the curb. The street performer is able to stuff himself into a tiny box.
2. To force someone to go or stay in some cramped or confined thing or place. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "into." They've been stuffing the protestors into holding cells in the county jailhouse. This whole event was just so poorly organized. They stuffed all of us into this tiny classroom with no food, water, or air conditioning and expect us to stay here for 6 straight hours!
3. To force, compel, or persuade someone to eat or ingest a large amount of something. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "into." My grandmother always stuffs food into me whenever I come to visit. The government has come under fire for ordering prison staff to stuff food into the hunger strikers. I hate how doctors try to stuff pills into you for even the tiniest of colds.
4. To manage to fit or condense a lot of some ingredient or substance into something. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "into." Do you know how much butter they stuff into croissants? I try to stuff as many vegetables as I can into this pasta sauce.
5. To manage to fit or condense a lot of content into something. A noun or pronoun is used between "stuff" and "into." Wow, they sure stuffed a ton of information into that conference. I hope I can remember it all! The director has stuffed every cliché of the genre into his latest film.
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to force someone or something into someone or something. The sheriff stuffed Tex into the tiny cell. He stuffed in some other prisoners, too. Donna got down her suitcase and stuffed her clothes in. The nurse stuffed the oatmeal into the old man faster than he could swallow it.
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