to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite.
to feed or fill to excess; cloy.
to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.
to choke up: to glut a channel.
to eat to satiety or to excess.
a full supply.
an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.
an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.
- glut·ting·ly, adverb
- o·ver·glut, verb (used with object), o·ver·glut·ted, o·ver·glut·ting.
- un·glut·ted, adjective
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How to use glut in a sentence
It is hard to argue that the plan to connect the Oregon coast via pipeline to the Canadian Rockies would do much for American frackers hit hard by an international energy glut.It’s His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It. | by Lee van der Voo for ProPublica | October 1, 2020 | ProPublica
Overproduction and overinvestment have created a supply glut that was suppressing oil prices even before the virus struck.On climate change, oil and gas companies have a long way to go | David Roberts | September 25, 2020 | Vox
There’s a glut of environmental organizations out there and a lack of rigorous research on their impacts and cost-effectiveness, though that’s beginning to change with the arrival of new evaluators like Giving Green and ImpactMatters.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money. | Sigal Samuel | September 17, 2020 | Vox
Indeed, since that last glut of media reviews in 2018, agencies have tried to recast themselves to keep pace with marketers’ expectations.Marketers ‘looking to feel confident’: the coronavirus causing irreversible changes to the advertiser-agency dynamic | Seb Joseph | August 20, 2020 | Digiday
With price guarantees for certain crops, and the resultant glut of supply, the government sometimes paid farmers to plant fewer crops.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And given the current glut in fossil fuels, it might even be a better economic bet to wait a few years.
Tallinn feels palpably Scandinavian with its polished old-town brick, seaside positioning and glut of cool cafes.
But should you lack the energy to sift through the glut of options yourself, we can at least helpfully endorse this one.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch? | Kevin Fallon | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, there is, in fact, a glut of perfectly healthy and well-behaved dogs and cats that need homes.
The plunder of the chauntries and the gilds failed to glut the appetite of this crew of spoilers.History of the English People | John Richard Green
By this regulation the intolerable glut of beaver-skins, which spoils the market, may be prevented.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I | Francis Parkman
These foreign girls bring their pretty faces here and glut the matrimonial market.Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 | Various
An Indian would have had to gluck and cluck and glut for half a minute to make these three words plain.John Ermine of the Yellowstone | Frederic Remington
The treasure was plentiful enough to cause ‘a glut’ forthwith if many speculators engaged.The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for glut
an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
the act of glutting or state of being glutted
to feed or supply beyond capacity
to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
to cram full or choke up: to glut a passage
- gluttingly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for glut
An oversupply of goods on the market.
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