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Meaning of GLUT

Pronunciation:  glut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
  2. [v]  overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
  3. [v]  supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

GLUT is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: binge, englut, engorge, flood, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, oversupply, oversupply, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff, surfeit
 Antonyms: munch, nibble
 See Also: cram, eat, fill, fill up, furnish, jam, overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, provide, render, superabundance, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glutted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Glutting}.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L.
    glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. ? to eat, Skr. gar. Cf.
    {Gluttion}, {Englut}.]
    1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
             Though every drop of water swear against it, And
             gape at widest to glut him.           --Shak.
    2. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving
       of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
             His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice, Torn from
             his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes. --Dryden.
             The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to
             glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded
             populace.                             --C. Kingsley.
    {To glut the market}, to furnish an oversupply of any article
       of trade, so that there is no sale for it.
  2. \Glut\, v. i.
    To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
          Like three horses that have broken fence, And glutted
          all night long breast-deep in corn.      --Tennyson.
  3. \Glut\, n.
    1. That which is swallowed. --Milton
    2. Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence,
       often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over
       abundance; as, a glut of the market.
       A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence.
    3. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
       (a) A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks. [Prov. Eng.]
       (b) (Mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind
           cribbing or tubbing. --Raymond.
       (c) (Bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to
           fill out a course. --Knight.
       (d) (Arch.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin.
       (e) A block used for a fulcrum.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) The broad-nosed eel ({Anguilla latirostris}),
       found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
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