overstuff

verb
over·​stuff | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstəf How to pronounce overstuff (audio) \
overstuffed; overstuffing; overstuffs

Definition of overstuff

transitive verb

1 : to stuff too full
2 : to cover (a piece of furniture, such as a chair or sofa) completely and deeply with upholstery

Examples of overstuff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, don’t overstuff the machine; aim to leave half to a quarter of the drum empty, which will allow water and detergent to fully penetrate and clean the textiles. Jolie Kerr, New York Times, "How to Tame Common Childhood Plagues," 19 Apr. 2020 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of overstuff

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Overstuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstuff. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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