verb (used with object)
Origin of overstock
Origin of stocking
Related Words for overstockingload, clog, surfeit, overwhelm, jade, pall, cloy, fill, hog, overload, flood, sate, cram, satiate, congest, devour, burden, gorge, overstock, inundate
Examples from the Web for overstocking
Historical Examples of overstocking
You should, also, avoid the too common error of overstocking with sheep when the price of wool is high.
The absorbing issues before the convention were the Texas fever and the overstocking of the range.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
In Derby and Nottingham apparent understocking becomes the exception and overstocking the rule.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
The overstocking of the labor market has become a menace to many trade-unions, especially those of the lesser skilled workers.Races and Immigrants in America
John R. Commons
I say it all comes from your overstocking and returning hooked fish to the water.Lines in Pleasant Places
Word Origin for stocking
"close-fitting garment covering the foot and leg," 1580s, from stocka "leg covering, stock," from Old English stocu "sleeve," related to Old English stocc "trunk, log" (see stock (n.1)). Probably so called because of a fancied resemblance of legs to tree trunks, or a reference to the punishing stocks. Cognates include Old Norse stuka, Old High German stuhha, from the same Proto-Germanic source. Restriction to women's hose is 20c. As a receptacle for Christmas presents, attested from 1853; hence stocking stuffer first recorded 1976.