To glut the market
Glut Glut (gl[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glutting}.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L. glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. ? to eat, Skr. gar. Cf. {Gluttion}, {Englut}.] 1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge. [1913 Webster]

Though every drop of water swear against it, And gape at widest to glut him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy. [1913 Webster]

His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice, Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

{To glut the market}, to furnish an oversupply of any article of trade, so that there is no sale for it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Glut — (gl[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glutting}.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L. glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. ? to eat, Skr. gar. Cf. {Gluttion}, {Englut}.] 1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glut — I n. a glut on the market II v. (D; refl., tr.) to glut with (to glut the market with cheap goods) * * * [glʌt] (D;refl.,tr.) to glutwith (to glutthe market with cheap goods) glutton fi. a glut for punishment a glut on the market …   Combinatory dictionary

  • glut — [glut] vi. glutted, glutting [ME glutten < OFr gloter, to swallow < L gluttire, prob. ult. < IE base * gel , to devour > Ger kehle, OE ceole, throat] to eat like a glutton; overindulge vt. 1. to feed, fill, supply, etc. to excess;… …   English World dictionary

  • glut — ▪ I. glut glut 1 [glʌt] noun [countable usually singular] COMMERCE a supply of something that is more than is needed, caused by producing too much of it: • A world wide glut of memory chips should prevent prices from rising. • OPEC cut production …   Financial and business terms

  • market — n. store, shop 1) a fish; food market; hypermarket (BE); meat; open air market; supermarket 2) at a market (to shop at the market) place where trade is conducted 3) a stock market 4) a flea; open; overseas; spot market 5) on a market (to buy oil… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • glut — [c]/glʌt / (say glut) verb (glutted, glutting) –verb (t) 1. to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite. 2. to feed or fill to excess; cloy. 3. to choke up: glut a channel. –verb (i) 4. to eat to satiety. –noun 5. a full supply. 6. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • glut — [[t]glʌt[/t]] v. glut•ted, glut•ting, n. 1) to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite[/ex] 2) to feed or fill to excess; stuff: to glut oneself with candy[/ex] 3) to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the… …   From formal English to slang

  • glut — /glʌt/ noun ♦ a glut of produce too much produce, which is then difficult to sell ● a coffee glut or a glut of coffee ♦ a glut of money a situation where there is too much money available to borrowers ■ verb to fill the market with something… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • Market clearing — When markets clear, they are priced so that the entire supply is sold. However, retail stores usually restock goods as they are sold. In economics, market clearing refers to either a simplifying assumption made by the new classical school that… …   Wikipedia

  • glut — gluttingly, adv. /glut/, v., glutted, glutting, n. v.t. 1. to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite. 2. to feed or fill to excess; cloy. 3. to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds… …   Universalium

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