Definition of overstock in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·stock


Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstäk
[with object]
  • Supply with more of something than is necessary or required: do not overstock the kitchen with food
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    • 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
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  • (Especially in a manufacturing or retailing context) a supply or quantity in excess of demand or requirements: factory overstock publishers' overstocks and remainders
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    • 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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