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overstock

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈstɒk/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈstɑːk/
to (cause to) have more goods or supplies than are needed: The shop is overstocked (with shoes).Parts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities

overstock

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.stɒk/ us    /ˈoʊ.vɚ.stɑːk/ (also overstocks [plural])
goods of which you have more than you need: We're trying to sell off our overstock/s of last year's diaries.Products and producersBuying and selling in generalToo much and unnecessaryProducts and producersBuying and selling in generalToo much and unnecessary
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