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Verb (usu participle)


cloyv. t. [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr. OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d Clove.].
  •  To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog.  [1913 Webster]
    "The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by sinking ships, laden with stones."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite
    By bare imagination of a feast?
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He sometimes cloys his readers instead of satisfying."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To penetrate or pierce; to wound.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed."  [1913 Webster]
    "He never shod horse but he cloyed him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To spike, as a cannon.  Johnson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To stroke with a claw.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


cloy, v.tr. (usu. foll. by with) satiate or sicken with an excess of sweetness, richness, etc.

cloyingly adv.
ME f. obs. acloy f. AF acloyer, OF encloyer f. Rmc: cf. ENCLAVE



allay, cram, engorge, fill, fill up, glut, gorge, jade, overdose, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, oversaturate, overstuff, pall, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, slake, stall, stodge, stuff, supersaturate, surfeit




VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.


VB sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, cloy, quench, slake, pall, glut, gorge, surfeit, bore, tire, spoil, have enough of, have quite enough of, have one's fill, have too much of, be satiated.

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