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Definition an excess supply

Much more rarely, glut can be used as a verb, as in "They glutted the market."
  • The city has a glut of office space.
  • Patients are easily confused by a glut of unvetted information on the Internet.
  • a glut of unsold inventory
  • Its electric doors whooshed open and a glut of passengers spilled out.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • That terrible and deadly weapon was glutted in vengeance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • As for material of this sort, there was a glut of it always around Arthur.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Childless thou art, childless remain: so Death Shall be deceived his glut, and with us two Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • As predators, we have a glut of weapons in our physical arsenal — much, much more than really necessary.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Having left USC a few credits short, he had no college degree, a critical asset in a job market glutted with veterans and former war production workers.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Then I cried and cried, glutting my heart with joy and self-pity.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The grass was overrun with Hitler Youths, parents, and a glut of brown-shirted leaders.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Given that the city had a population of just under 700,000, there was an obvious glut of addicts.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Was I supposed to know there was going to be a glut?
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The cocaine was easy to come by, for the invention of crack coincided with a Colombian cocaine glut.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my cursed ugliness!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Too soon the moment of ravenous identity is over, and the appetite for happiness, and happiness, and still more happiness is glutted.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • At first he was like a wild beast that has glutted itself; he was in a dull stupor of satisfaction.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • My own lady never let me glut my eyes on my own son, but bled me to death first.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Record harvests nationwide and a flood of cheap imports from Canada created an enormous glut of potatoes.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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