glut

verb (1)
\ ˈglət \
glutted; glutting

Definition of glut 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to fill especially with food to satiety glutted themselves at the restaurant buffet

2 : to flood (the market) with goods so that supply exceeds demand The market is glutted with oil.

glut

noun

Definition of glut (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : an excessive quantity : oversupply a glut of oil on the market

2 archaic : the act or process of glutting

glut

verb (2)
glutted; glutting

Definition of glut (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

archaic

: to swallow greedily

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Verb (1)

satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire. years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel readers were sated with sensationalistic stories surfeit implies a nauseating repletion. surfeited themselves with junk food cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting. sentimental pictures that cloy after a while pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite. a life of leisure eventually begins to pall glut implies excess in feeding or supplying. a market glutted with diet books gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking. gorged themselves with chocolate

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With so many new cars rolling out of dealerships lots and instantly becoming used cars, the secondary market is glutted and the pace of depreciation is rapidly accelerating. Kyle Stock, chicagotribune.com, "Car values dropping, underwater loans rising," 21 Aug. 2017 Start in high plank position with your hands stacked underneath your shoulders, your core, quads, and glutes engaged, back flat, and your body in one straight line. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "How Jennifer Lopez's Trainer, David Kirsch, Uses the TRX to Build Core Strength," 27 Apr. 2018 Launching a new luxury condo tower at a time when the market is glutted with unsold inventory might seem like risky business. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Real estate developers ran out of waterfront property. Now they might want to buy yours | Miami Herald," 6 Mar. 2018 But the market is still glutted by too much supply, which caused the average luxury sales price to fall 6.3 percent in 2017, according to Mansion Global. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Bitcoin is booming in Miami. But can you buy a house with it?," 26 Jan. 2018 The new wave of crude has again glutted the market. Bradley Olson And Alison Sider, WSJ, "Wall Street Cash Pumps Up Oil Production Even as Prices Sag," 7 July 2017 When the shale drilling revolution glutted the market with natural gas beginning in 2008, an abundance of power plants were already on hand to put it to use. Jonathan Thompson, New Republic, "Trump Is Big Coal’s Last Gasp," 21 Sep. 2017 In a region glutted with ex-NYC chefs and farmhouse-chic dining spots, Lil’ Deb’s stands apart, both figuratively and literally. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "This Restaurant Is Basically an Art Installation with Knockout Food," 11 Sep. 2017 Because global oil and gas markets are already glutted, moves by the Trump administration to boost drilling and exports can only play a marginal role. Georgi Kantchev And Lynn Cook, WSJ, "U.S. Boost to Oil Drilling Will Barely Dent Russia’s Energy Monolith," 13 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But if the harvest is too good, there might be a glut and prices will be depressed. The Aegis, "Roller coaster ride [Editorial]," 13 July 2018 The curbs were intended to help drain a global oil glut, a goal that has largely been achieved, though supply disruptions are now adding pressure to prices. Bloomberg, Fortune, "U.S. Backs Off Trump's Tweet on Saudis Helping Lower Oil Price," 1 July 2018 In the time since the price of oil collapsed in 2014 during a global glut, Pemex reduced operating and capital expenditures by 46% nationally, to $21.5 billion a year. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, "Two States of Mexico Reveal the Split Driving Sunday’s Presidential Election," 28 June 2018 The glut of apartment and condo buildings, the gleaming BB&T Ballpark with its skyline views and the myriad activities at Romare Bearden Park. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Has Cam Newton changed? Panthers QBs coach returns to Charlotte to find he has," 26 June 2018 That rite, sadly, is ending after this year’s edition of the cross-country tour — the victim of changing musical tastes, a glut of competing festivals, and a growing preference for social media over real-life experiences. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top weekend events: Vans Warped Tour, San Diego International Fringe Festival, 'Avenue Q'," 22 June 2018 That two-year super-glut skewed the average higher. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Myths and Numbers," 17 June 2018 Despite the apparent glut, air-ambulance operators are profitable. John Tozzi, latimes.com, "Air ambulances, backed by private equity firms, leave patients with $45,000 bills," 11 June 2018 With growth potentially becoming a glut, some analysts believe builders may have finally caught up with demand. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Self-storage: How warehouses for personal junk became a $38 billion industry," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glut

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

circa 1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glut

Verb (1)

Middle English glouten, probably from Anglo-French glutir to swallow, from Latin gluttire — more at glutton

Noun

see glut entry 1

Verb (2)

probably from obsolete glut, noun, swallow

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glut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glut

: too much of something : a supply of something that is much more than is needed or wanted

glut

verb
\ ˈglət \
glutted; glutting

Kids Definition of glut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to make very full

2 : to flood with goods so that supply is greater than demand The market is glutted with new cars.

glut

noun

Kids Definition of glut (Entry 2 of 2)

: too much of something

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