Definition of overstock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstäk/
[with object]
Supply with more of something than is necessary or required: do not overstock the kitchen with food
More example sentences
  • The retailer saved millions in distribution and warehousing costs as improved sales and order forecasts reduced the need to overstock in-house supplies.
  • But it is not the interest of merchants and manufacturers… that the home market should be overstocked with their goods, an event which a bounty upon production might sometimes occasion.
  • Sapient advised that there was no need to overstock commodity items like office supplies that can be obtained easily anywhere.


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌstäk/
(Especially in a manufacturing or retailing context) a supply or quantity in excess of demand or requirements: factory overstock publishers' overstocks and remainders
More example sentences
  • Far from speculating on a price rise when demand picks up in the future, our retailer will put his overstock on sale when demand is weak.
  • Some 78 brand name stores offer overstock, out-of-season and even slightly faulty items at bargain prices.
  • What it says there, in the ‘model’ contract between publisher and author, is that, one year after a book has appeared, the publisher shall have the right to dispose of copies as a remainder or overstock.

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Syllabification: o·ver·stock

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