Definition of glut in English:

glut

noun

  • An excessively abundant supply of something.

    ‘there is a glut of cars on the market’
    • ‘The government is concerned easy credit may lead to too many mills coming on line, resulting in a glut of supply and a crash in prices that may then lead to crushing defaults, further driving up bad loans at the nation's banks.’
    • ‘But, however much a book is heralded as a brilliant work by an acclaimed author, there is not much joy in reading it when the main character is a glut of negative emotions.’
    • ‘Industry experts estimate there is a glut of over 1.5 million square feet of data centre space at the 23 centres operating in Ireland.’
    • ‘Hence if China, Europe, or any other country is having a glut of money this cannot do much for the prices of American assets.’
    • ‘Adding to the pressure is a glut of workers as Indian software engineers return home after being laid off by companies in the U.S.’
    • ‘On the one hand, ballooning Credit and a glut of liquidity creation were a boon inspiring astonishing asset and earnings growth.’
    • ‘But this bear market is likely to turn off a lot of first-time investors who already have a glut of mutual funds to choose from.’
    • ‘Comics crashed in 1993, with a glut of titles and excessive print runs.’
    • ‘But those deliveries will only add to a glut of planes the depressed industry doesn't need now, making it even more likely future deliveries will slow sharply.’
    • ‘There is a glut of second-hand cars in the market which has depressed the trade-in value of old cars by as much as £1,000 compared with six months ago, according to car dealers.’
    • ‘And it's true that a glut of trucks and SUVs, as well as the growing popularity of smoother-riding crossover SUVs, are also taking a toll on sales.’
    • ‘Poker is one of the fastest growing areas of online gambling across the globe, piggybacking on the expanding popularity of the game that has followed a glut of new TV shows around the world.’
    • ‘In a bizarre spin-off, the Zambian textile industry has seen a glut of imported second-hand clothes which UK charities cannot sell.’
    • ‘But with deregulation, more than 30 regional airlines emerged, leading to a glut of jets in the sky and more and more empty seats.’
    • ‘With growth in grape production outpacing wine sales, farmers now face a glut of grapes, particularly red varieties, according to analysts.’
    • ‘He said that over-building coupled with chronic overpricing and a downturn in certain western European economies, such as Germany, would prompt a glut of apartments for sale.’
    • ‘And the geostationary-satellite market already had a glut of capacity.’
    • ‘They also foresee a significant risk that companies will not be able to refinance junk bonds maturing over the next three years when a glut of exceptionally low-quality debt comes due.’
    • ‘The deals have become a staple across supermarkets, which regularly put the deals on display after receiving a glut of seasonal supplies, or after reducing costs from their suppliers.’
    • ‘Consequently, a large amount of secondhand homes are coming onto the market and there's a glut of supply.’
    surplus, excess, surfeit, superfluity, overabundance, superabundance, oversupply, mountain
    too many, too much, more than enough, plethora
    more … than one can shake a stick at
    nimiety
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Supply or fill to excess.

    ‘the factories for recycling paper are glutted’
    ‘he was glutting himself on junk food’
    • ‘The government's main aim, however, was to rein in the country's huge coal output, which threatens to glut markets and undermine profits.’
    • ‘By 1968, the theaters and airwaves were glutted with wacky spies.’
    • ‘The market was further glutted by the entry of Vietnam, which grew from a virtual nonproducer in 1990 into the second largest coffee producer in the world by 2000.’
    • ‘Since additional cattle haven't glutted the market, cattle prices remain stable.’
    • ‘By glutting the airwaves with award shows to make money, there is no prestige anymore in their Superbowl of awards.’
    • ‘This turned out to be quite affordable, since the used gun market is glutted with traded-in service revolvers these days.’
    • ‘The singles scene today is glutted with people who are not committed to extramarital celibacy, and a great deal of prudence, tact, and self-control is needed by anyone who wants to have a nonsexual dating life.’
    • ‘While this extra supply gluts every market, there is not the demand that would have been in ordinary circumstances.’
    • ‘Investors also discovered that too many telecommunications operations had glutted the market with too much capacity, and prices in that business swooned.’
    • ‘The unemployed crowded the city, and were sustained by state imports of grain, now available as tribute, which glutted the markets, fed the soldiers, and were from time to time distributed to the populace at cheap rates.’
    • ‘Part of it is the flood of traded-in service revolvers that have glutted the market since the massive law enforcement switch to the semi-automatic service pistol.’
    • ‘By 1932 world production surpassed 23,000,000 bales, of which the U.S. portion was 13,000,000, glutting the cotton market.’
    • ‘The early years were difficult, and the recession of the early 1980s glutted the market with computer chips.’
    • ‘Though it's not a popular notion among doctors, there are indications that the crisis is shaking out weaker practices that had been glutting the region with obstetricians and keeping reimbursements low.’
    • ‘Western banks were glutted with revenues from oil-producing countries as oil prices rose.’
    • ‘It is a bloated consumer society where everyone's material needs are glutted - where a trip to the hypermarket involves shoving three brimming shopping trolleys together to form a wagon train but where nobody's emotional needs are met.’
    • ‘Gelber said he did not expect the Port of Miami to be glutted by incoming container shipments, as some have predicted, because there are three other major ports in south Florida to share the load.’
    • ‘When pond-raised trout glutted urban markets, the association turned to advocating establishment of wild populations in public waters rather than promoting pond culture.’
    • ‘The handful of guitar instruction DVDs I have watched range from superlative to abysmal, and nowadays the marketplace is glutted with guitar videos.’
    • ‘This awkward growing cycle means farmers all produce at the same time, glutting the market for a few months until the supply runs out and prices skyrocket.’
    cram full, fill to excess, overfill, overload, oversupply, saturate, supersaturate, flood, inundate, deluge, swamp
    choke, clog
    stuff
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    1. 1.1archaic Satisfy fully.
      ‘he planned a treacherous murder to glut his desire for revenge’
      • ‘Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose, / Or on the rainbow of the salt sand-wave, / Or on the wealth of globed peonies hold the simplest remedy for overcoming an attack of the blues.’
      • ‘Like the catalogue of pastoral images that Keats includes in his famous ode, a city building awash in rain has become a perfect place for anyone beset by a melancholy fit to glut her sorrow.’

Origin

Middle English: probably via Old French from Latin gluttire to swallow; related to glutton.

Pronunciation:

glut

/ɡlət/