Definition of stock verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stock

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//stɒk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɑːk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stock
    BrE BrE//stɒk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɑːk//
     
    he / she / it stocks
    BrE BrE//stɒks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɑːks//
     
    past simple stocked
    BrE BrE//stɒkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɑːkt//
     
    past participle stocked
    BrE BrE//stɒkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɑːkt//
     
    -ing form stocking
    BrE BrE//ˈstɒkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1stock something (of a shop/store) to keep a supply of a particular type of goods to sell Do you stock green tea? We stock a wide range of camping equipment. gift shops stocked with cheap souvenirs
  2. 2[often passive] stock something (with something) to fill something with food, books, etc. The pond was well stocked with fish. a well-stocked library
  3. Word Origin Old English stoc(c) ‘trunk, block of wood, post’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stok and German Stock ‘stick’. The notion ‘store, fund’ (senses (1) to (5)) arose in late Middle English and is of obscure origin, perhaps expressing “growth from a central stem” or “firm foundation”. Phrasal Verbsstock somethingupstock up
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