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

So the debate that began with Greenspan and Bernanke in the 2005 conundrum, savings glut, continues. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Transcript: WSJ Interview With Chicago Fed President Charles Evans," 11 July 2018 That seems to be what happened in Oregon, where marijuana companies are going out of business amid a cannabis glut and the accompanying free fall of prices. Dan Adams, BostonGlobe.com, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 10 July 2018 But Friday's meeting threatens to be contentious as other OPEC nations, including Iran, Iraq and Venezuela, oppose any production increases, worried about replenishing the dwindling oil glut and undercutting prices. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Stakes high for Houston, Texas as OPEC debates caps," 20 June 2018 Lower prices of panels as a result of a temporary glut will encourage more aggressive bids, saving the government money and making solar more competitive against coal. The Economist, "Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?," 14 June 2018 Slower demand in China will increase competition, exacerbate a panel glut and drag down prices. Chris Martin, Bloomberg.com, "China's Solar Cutback Wiping Out Trump Bump for First Solar," 6 June 2018 Democratic strategists are terrified that their glut of candidates in the district slice up the vote and push Baugh into the number two spot. NBC News, "Rohrabacher faces reelection: California's most endangered Republican," 2 June 2018 Fun Home, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen were here to save us all from the glut of big-budget movie musical adaptations: from soulless cash grabs and creatively empty rehashes of someone else’s story. Constance Grady, Vox, "At this year’s Tonys, winners included angels and Stephen Sondheim. Losers included baby goats.," 11 June 2018 The festival glut creates a lot of competition, which has required many promoters and organizers to target musical or cultural niches in order to survive. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Does Chicago have too many music festivals?," 30 May 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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