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[ree-stok] /riˈstɒk/
verb (used with or without object)
to stock again; replenish.
Origin of restock
First recorded in 1670-80; re- + stock Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Every emigrant train for California then expected to restock in Utah.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Mr. Cooke had given out that he had started for Saville to restock the larder.

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • What I said—to breed a soldier for the empire; to restock the land.

    War Brides: A Play in One Act Marion Craig Wentworth
  • He's goin' to restock my place an' give me a chance to get on my feet.

    The Trail Horde

    Charles Alden Seltzer
  • He had no means to restock the farm left bare by the subsiding water.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • Then this drouth came on, and the offerings at Dodge are unfit for any purpose, except to restock ranches.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • For $20 anyone can restock any bit of woods with the most companionable and most beautiful tree-dweller that nature has given us.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
British Dictionary definitions for restock


to replenish stores or supplies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for restock

also re-stock, 1670s, from re- + stock (v.). Related: Restocked; restocking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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