stuffing

stuffing
[[t]stʌ̱fɪŋ[/t]]
stuffings
1) N-MASS Stuffing is a mixture of food that is put inside a bird such as a chicken, or a vegetable such as a pepper, before it is cooked.

Chestnuts can be used at Christmas time, as a stuffing for turkey, guinea fowl or chicken.

2) N-UNCOUNT Stuffing is material that is used to fill things such as cushions or toys in order to make them firm or solid.
3) PHRASE: V inflects If something knocks the stuffing out of you when you are feeling enthusiastic or confident about something, it causes you to lose your enthusiasm or confidence.

Men have had a hard time for the last fifteen years. The women's movement knocked the stuffing out of them.


English dictionary. 2008.

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