How to use
estoffe, from estoffer
'to provide with things needed'
used when you are talking about things such as substances, materials, or groups of objects when you do not know what they are called, or it is not important to say exactly what they are
I've got some sticky stuff on my shoe.
How do you think you're going to fit all that stuff into the car?
I felt sorry for the ones who had to eat the awful stuff.
Where's all the camping stuff?
the things that belong to someone
Did you get the rest of your stuff?
used when talking about different activities, subjects, or ideas, when you do not say exactly what these are
What kind of stuff do you like to read?
I've got so much stuff to do this weekend.
There's a lot of interesting stuff in this book.
He's talked to me about
all that stuff
He does mountain biking and skiing and
stuff like that
used when you are talking about what someone has done or made, for example writing, music, or art
I don't like his stuff.
John Lee was getting ready to play his stuff.
He did some great stuff in his early films.
used to tell someone that their work is good
This is good stuff.
... and stuff
used to say that there are other things similar to what you have just mentioned, but you are not going to say what they are
There's some very good music there, CD systems and stuff, and laser discs.
the (very) stuff of dreams/life/politics
exactly the kind of thing that dreams etc consist of
an enchanting place - the very stuff of dreams
the qualities of someone's character
Does he have
the right stuff
qualities that make you able to deal with difficulties
Surely you're not going to give up? I thought you
were made of sterner stuff
were more determined
do/show your stuff
to do what you are good at when everyone wants you to do it
Come on Gina, get on the dance floor and do your stuff!
➔ bit of stuff
➔ kid's stuff
➔ know your stuff
➔ strut your stuff
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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