Cloy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed p. pr. & vb. n. Cloying.]
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. --Spenser.
He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon.
4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.]
5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.]
v 1: supply or feed to surfeit [syn: surfeit]
2: cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too
much spicy food cloyed his appetite" [syn: pall]