verb (used with object), glutted, glutting.
to feed or fill to satiety; sate:
to glut the appetite.
to feed or fill to excess; cloy.
to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.
to choke up:
to glut a channel.
verb (used without object), glutted, glutting.
to eat to satiety or to excess.
a full supply.
an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.
an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.
an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
the act of glutting or state of being glutted
verb (transitive) gluts, glutting, glutted
to feed or supply beyond capacity
to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
to cram full or choke up: to glut a passage
early 14c., “to swallow too much; to feed to repletion,” probably from Old French gloter “to swallow, gulp down,” from Latin gluttire “swallow, gulp down,” from PIE root *gwele- “to swallow” (cf. Russian glot “draught, gulp”). Related: Glutted; glutting.
1530s, “a gulp,” from glut (v.). Meaning “condition of being full or sated” is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.
An oversupply of goods on the market.
[gluht-n] /ˈglʌt n/ noun 1. a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. 2. a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment. [gluht-n] /ˈglʌt n/ noun 1. the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe. /ˈɡlʌtən/ noun 1. a person devoted to eating and drinking […]
- Glutton for punishment
Someone who habitually takes on burdensome or unpleasant tasks or unreasonable amounts of work. For example, Rose agreed to organize the church fair for the third year in a row—she’s a glutton for punishment. This expression originated as a glutton for work in the late 1800s, punishment being substituted about a century later.
[gluht-n-ahyz] /ˈglʌt nˌaɪz/ Archaic. verb (used without object), gluttonized, gluttonizing. 1. to eat like a . verb (used with object), gluttonized, gluttonizing. 2. to feast on.
[gluht-n-uh s] /ˈglʌt n əs/ adjective 1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious. 2. greedy; insatiable. adj. mid-14c.; see glutton + -ous. Related: Gluttonously.