[ gluht ]
/ glʌt /
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verb (used with object), glut·ted, glut·ting.
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.
verb (used without object), glut·ted, glut·ting.
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.
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Origin of glut
1275–1325; Middle English gluten, back formation from glutunglutton1
OTHER WORDS FROM glutglut·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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How to use glut in a sentence
The result is a bloated financial sector and recurring credit gluts.You Are Funding Jamie Dimon's Salary|Ilana Glazer|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mastiff mauls the bundle clumsily and gluts himself with growling greed, crunching the bones.Ulysses|James Joyce
Plenty meant ruin to agriculturists, and commercial 'gluts' resulting in manufacturers' warehouses crammed with unsaleable goods.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
If a rabbit makes along a blind burrow followed by a ferret, the former is killed, and the latter gluts itself upon the body.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
In one year the fruit-crop in a given neighbourhood is a failure: in another year it gluts the market.What Is and What Might Be|Edmond Holmes
Much of this is hand work, and “gluts” or insertion pieces are generally preferred to overlapping joints.
British Dictionary definitions for glut
/ (ɡlʌt) /
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 of glutgluttingly, adverb
Word Origin for glut
C14: probably from Old French gloutir, from Latin gluttīre; see glutton 1
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Cultural definitions for glut
An oversupply of goods on the market.
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