[ gluht ]
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verb (used with object),glut·ted, glut·ting.
  1. to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite.

  2. to feed or fill to excess; cloy.

  1. to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.

  2. to choke up: to glut a channel.

verb (used without object),glut·ted, glut·ting.
  1. to eat to satiety or to excess.

  1. a full supply.

  2. an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.

  1. an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.

Origin of glut

1275–1325; Middle English gluten, back formation from glutunglutton1

Other words for glut

Other words from glut

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for glut


/ (ɡlʌt) /

  1. an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price

  2. the act of glutting or state of being glutted

verbgluts, glutting or glutted (tr)
  1. to feed or supply beyond capacity

  2. to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it

  1. to cram full or choke up: to glut a passage

Origin of glut

C14: probably from Old French gloutir, from Latin gluttīre; see glutton 1

Derived forms of glut

  • gluttingly, adverb

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Cultural definitions for glut


An oversupply of goods on the market.

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