to glut the market

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glut \Glut\ (gl[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glutted; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Glutting.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L.
   glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. ? to eat, Skr. gar. Cf.
   Gluttion, Englut.]
   1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
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            Though every drop of water swear against it,
            And gape at widest to glut him.       --Shak.
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   2. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving
      of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
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            His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice,
            Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes.
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            The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to
            glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded
            populace.                             --C. Kingsley.
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   To glut the market, to furnish an oversupply of any article
      of trade, so that there is no sale for it.
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