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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Press through your toes to lift your knees off the ground and bring your body into a forearm plank position, with your shoulders over your elbows, core tight, glutes squeezed, and your back flat (not arched or rounded). Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why the Ab Wheel Is Such a Challenging and Effective Workout Tool," 6 Dec. 2018 Woo told the Racine Journal Times that Foxconn would never add a Gen 10.5 plant to its Racine campus, despite past statements, because by the time it was built, the market would be glutted by other manufacturers in China. Bruce Murphy, The Verge, "Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn boondoggle," 29 Oct. 2018 Its home market is glutted by excess manufacturing and construction capacity created through decades of subsidies and runaway lending. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Imperialism Will Be Dangerous for China," 17 Sep. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The yuletide market imbalance was created a decade ago when a glut of Christmas trees and the Great Recession combined to drive many growers out of business. Lisa Rathke, The Seattle Times, "It may be harder to find the perfect Christmas tree," 21 Nov. 2018 The 2013 Lower Merion graduate will try to play his way onto a roster that includes a glut of guards in Kemba Walker, Malik Monk, Jeremy Lamb, and Marcus Paige as well as fellow Summer League signee Gabe DeVoe out of Clemson. Mitchell Gladstone, Philly.com, "La Salle, Lower Merion alum B.J. Johnson joins Charlotte Hornets' NBA summer league team," 25 June 2018 Its oily disintegration runs unchecked, yielding a glut of fishy fat fragments too pungent for a delicate poke. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Deadpool, better known as actor Ryan Reynolds, joined Colbert just as the host was bemoaning Hollywood’s glut of superhero films. Libby Hill, latimes.com, "Deadpool crashes Colbert and unleashes some top-notch, lowbrow Trump humor," 16 May 2018 In the 1920s, the rise of American consumer culture produced a glut of products that couldn’t be differentiated from one another on sight. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "What Happens When People and Companies Are Both Just ‘Brands’?," 1 May 2018 Meanwhile, a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to cut output starting in January may help curb a burgeoning glut of oil. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Growth Fears Dent Commodities Prices," 13 Dec. 2018 From its game one masterpiece against Germany to the emotion of surviving despite a choke job against Sweden, there’s been a glut of entertainment from an unpredictable team. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "World Cup: Ranking the matchups in the Round of 16," 29 June 2018 One problem that many in the industry point to is a glut of drivers, as ride-share companies such as Lyft and Uber increased the number of cars in the road. Phil Mccausland /, NBC News, "Sixth New York City cab driver dies of suicide after struggling financially," 16 June 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) and Noun

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

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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