- 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.
Origin of glut
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Related Wordsoversupply, saturation, surplus, plenitude, superfluity, surfeit, excess, nimiety, load, clog, overwhelm, jade, pall, cloy, fill, hog, overload, flood, sate, cram
Examples from the Web for glut
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
January 9, 2015
And given the current glut in fossil fuels, it might even be a better economic bet to wait a few years.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
December 20, 2014
Tallinn feels palpably Scandinavian with its polished old-town brick, seaside positioning and glut of cool cafes.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015
December 19, 2014
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?
July 27, 2014
On the other hand, there is, in fact, a glut of perfectly healthy and well-behaved dogs and cats that need homes.Pope Francis Is Wrong About My Child-Free Life
June 6, 2014
Expose thy naked and unprotected head to glut his vengeance.Imogen
You may glut yourself with his suffering and feed fat your revenge.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
When there is a glut in the market, Jonathan, you know what happens.The Common Sense of Socialism
My employers are enough to glut your rage an' you were a tiger.Rienzi
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Periods of glut and want of work will be impossible in the new community.British Socialism
J. Ellis Barker
- 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 upto glut a passage
Word Origin and History for glut
early 14c., "to swallow too much; to feed to repletion," probably from Old French gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from Latin gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE root *gwele- "to swallow" (cf. Russian glot "draught, gulp"). Related: Glutted; glutting.
1530s, "a gulp," from glut (v.). Meaning "condition of being full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.
An oversupply of goods on the market.