Definition of staff verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

staff

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//stɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stæf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they staff
BrE BrE//stɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stæf//
 
he / she / it staffs
BrE BrE//stɑːfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stæfs//
 
past simple staffed
BrE BrE//stɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stæft//
 
past participle staffed
BrE BrE//stɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stæft//
 
-ing form staffing
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstæfɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, usually passive] staff something to work in an institution, a company, etc.; to provide people to work there The advice centre is staffed entirely by volunteers. The charity provided money to staff and equip two hospitals. a fully staffed department see also overstaffed, short-staffed, understaffed Word Origin Old English stæf (in sense (4)), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch staf and German Stab.
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