verb (used with or without object)

to stock again; replenish.

Origin of restock

First recorded in 1670–80; re- + stock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for restock

Contemporary Examples of restock

Historical Examples of restock

  • Every emigrant train for California then expected to restock in Utah.

    The Story of the Mormons

    William Alexander Linn

  • Mr. Cooke had given out that he had started for Saville to restock the larder.

    The Celebrity, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • What I said—to breed a soldier for the empire; to restock the land.

    War Brides: A Play in One Act

    Marion Craig Wentworth

  • He's goin' to restock my place an' give me a chance to get on my feet.

    The Trail Horde

    Charles Alden Seltzer

  • He had no means to restock the farm left bare by the subsiding water.

British Dictionary definitions for restock



to replenish stores or supplies
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Word Origin and History for restock

also re-stock, 1670s, from re- + stock (v.). Related: Restocked; restocking.

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