V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to fill, usually with food; 2. to flood the market with a product; (n.) a supply greater than what is needed

Synonyms: (v.) satiate, fill, satisfy, saturate, stuff, oversupply, flood, overflow, inundate, deluge, (n.) excess, oversupply, surplus, sufeit, overabundance

Antonyms: (v.) empty, deprive, forestall, (n.) lack, shortage, deficiency

Tips: The noun version of glut refers to an overabundance of something. The related noun glutton refers to a person who eats and/or drinks excessively. The related noun gluttony refers to eating or drinking excessively and is considered one of the "seven sins."

Usage Examples:

If we glut the market with oil, supply will be higher than demand and prices should fall. (flood)

The glutton lived to eat instead of eating to live. (over indulger) noun

There is a glut of skin care products on the market, and it's hard to separate the truth from the hype. (overabundance) noun

The glut of desserts at the buffet was enough to give anyone a stomach ache. (excess, surfeit) noun

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