glut

[ gluht ]
/ glʌt /

verb (used with object), glut·ted, glut·ting.

verb (used without object), glut·ted, glut·ting.

to eat to satiety or to excess.

noun

Origin of glut

1275–1325; Middle English gluten, back formation from glutun glutton1

Related forms

glut·ting·ly, adverbo·ver·glut, verb (used with object), o·ver·glut·ted, o·ver·glut·ting.un·glut·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glut

glut

/ (ɡlʌt) /

noun

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

verb gluts, glutting or glutted (tr)

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

Derived Forms

gluttingly, adverb

Word Origin for glut

C14: probably from Old French gloutir, from Latin gluttīre; see glutton 1
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Culture definitions for glut

glut


An oversupply of goods on the market.

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