glut

verb (1)
\ ˈglət How to pronounce glut (audio) \
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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Because the market is glutted, all buyers can demand purity standards at or near the level China has set. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Colorado recyclers caught in chokehold of rising costs and falling commodity prices," 25 Aug. 2019 Another focused on improbable lunges, one leg held aloft, glutes both bulbous and flexed. Catherine Lacey, Harper's magazine, "Who Is She?," 19 Aug. 2019 The current milk landscape is glutted with options, but only because nobody is happy. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Oatly and the quest for the perfect alt-milk," 14 Aug. 2019 And in a third poster, featuring Captain America solo, Evans is twisted in a pose that exposes America’s glutes to full effect. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The enduring legacy and fantasy of Captain America’s beard, explained," 18 June 2019 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 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Canadian government is scrambling to respond to a glut of license applications for cannabis research prompted by the drug’s legalization in October 2018. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "‘The system is swamped.’ Canada can't keep up with requests to study cannabis," 19 Aug. 2019 An expansion would make for a dramatic turnaround in the Lone Star State and stand in stark contrast to the glut of generation nationwide. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Does Texas need to build more power plants? State's electricity use puts focus on record demand," 14 Aug. 2019 This year, 220 shows requested an Emmy event slot, leading the academy to allow, for the first time, competitive events every night of the week as well as weekend afternoons, a concession to the glut of programming competing for voters' attention. Glenn Whipp, chicagotribune.com, "An amped-up Emmy campaign season sees big names, bigger parties and some rule breakers," 20 June 2019 This year, 220 shows requested an Emmy event slot, leading the academy to allow, for the first time, competitive events every night of the week as well as weekend afternoons, a concession to the glut of programming competing for voters’ attention. Glenn Whipp, latimes.com, "An amped-up Emmy campaign season sees big names, bigger parties and some rule breakers," 19 June 2019 Australia is weighing whether to stabilize domestic fuel supplies by shipping gas from the U.S. to import terminals that have yet to be built, as some worry about a swing from excess LNG export capacity to a glut of import capacity. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Setting Robot Ship Rules; Bringing in the Groceries; Trading Australian Gas," 7 June 2019 What has held Alkane Resources back thus far from entering the commercial market is a glut of rare earth materials — not a lack that requires a government remedy. Eugene Gholz For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The rare earths industry can weather any Chinese trade battle," 23 July 2019 But three-quarters of its output are lower-quality diamonds, and a global glut of diamonds has cut profits and made the mine uneconomical. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, "What to Make of China’s Economic Slowdown: CEO Daily," 15 July 2019 India’s tariffs have been in place for more than a year amid a global glut that’s kept a lid on prices. Michael Hirtzer, latimes.com, "Beyond Meat fever turns the tiny pea into America’s hot new crop," 4 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce glut (audio) \
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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