market glut

market glut
too many fishes becoming available, thus straining the resources of buyers, processors and wholesalers and causing prices to drop to very low levels

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • glut — [ glʌt ] noun singular an available amount of something that is more than people want or need: an oil glut glut of: a glut of cars on the market ╾ glut verb transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 — glut1 [glʌt] n [C usually singular] a supply of something, especially a product or crop, that is more than is needed ≠ ↑shortage glut of ▪ a glut of oil on the world market glut 2 glut2 past tense and past participle glutted present participle… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 — Glut, n. 1. That which is swallowed. Milton [1913 Webster] 2. Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut of the market. [1913 Webster] A glut of those… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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 — [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]glʌ̱t[/t]] gluts, glutting, glutted 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp If there is a glut of something, there is so much of it that it cannot all be sold or used. There s a glut of agricultural products in Western Europe. ...a world oil glut …   English dictionary

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