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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. 2017.
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  • But alas, not even an ark arrived, and it took Paris many years to restock the garden.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Every emigrant train for California then expected to restock in Utah.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Her brother sold his surviving sheep for one shilling each, and when the drought broke had to restock at 50s.

  • Mr. Cooke had given out that he had started for Saville to restock the larder.

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Again, there are days when he is in luck, when some generous parishioner has had the forethought to restock his larder.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • 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
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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