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overstock

[ verb oh-ver-stok; noun oh-ver-stok ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈstɒk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌstɒk /
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verb (used with object)

to stock to excess: We are overstocked on this item.

noun

a stock that is larger than the actual need or demand.

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Origin of overstock

First recorded in 1555–65; over- + stock
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British Dictionary definitions for overstock

overstock
/ (ˌəʊvəˈstɒk) /

verb (tr)

to hold or supply (a commodity) in excess of requirements
to run more farm animals on (a piece of land) than it is capable of maintaining
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