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glut

noun [C] uk   /ɡlʌt/ us  
a supply of something that is much greater than can be sold or is needed or wanted: The fall in demand for coffee could cause a glut on/in the market. The current glut of graduates means that many of them will not be able to find jobs.
glut
verb [T often passive] uk   ( plural -tt-) us  
Higher mortgage rates and over-building left some markets glutted with unsold houses.
Translations of “glut”
in Spanish superabundancia, exceso…
in French surabondance…
in German die Fülle…
in Chinese (Traditional) 供過於求, 供應過盛…
in Russian избыток, изобилие…
in Turkish bolluk, çokluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 供过于求, 供应过剩…
in Polish zalew…
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