Glutting
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 — [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

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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

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