Glut v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Glutting.]
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.
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.
1. That which is swallowed.
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. --Macaulay.
3. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
4. (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 kiln. (e) A block used for a fulcrum.
5. Zool. The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
n : the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall [syn:
v 1: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She
stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on
icecream" [syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, englut,
stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize,
gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate,
2: supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis
shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the
Orient" [syn: flood, oversupply]
[also: glutting, glutted]