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Meaning of CLOY

Pronunciation:  kloy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause surfeit through excess, of something that was initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
  2. [v]  supply or feed to surfeit

CLOY is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: pall, surfeit
 See Also: fill, furnish, provide, render, replete, sate, satiate, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cloy\ (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloyed} (kloid); p. pr.
& vb. n. {Cloying}.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr.
OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d {Clove}.]
1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.]

         The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by
         sinking ships, laden with stones.     --Speed.

2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill
   to loathing; to surfeit.

         [Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare
         imagination of a feast?               --Shak.

         He sometimes cloys his readers instead of
         satisfying.                           --Dryden.

3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound.

         Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed.

         He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon.

4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.] --Johnson.

5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.] --Shak.

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