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3 definitions found
 for cloy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cloy \Cloy\ (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed (kloid); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Cloying.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr.
     OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d Clove.]
     1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.]
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              The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by
              sinking ships, laden with stones.     --Speed.
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     2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill
        to loathing; to surfeit.
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              [Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite
              By bare imagination of a feast?       --Shak.
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              He sometimes cloys his readers instead of
              satisfying.                           --Dryden.
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     3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
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              Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon.
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     4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cloy
      v 1: supply or feed to surfeit [syn: surfeit, cloy]
      2: cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too
         much spicy food cloyed his appetite" [syn: cloy, pall]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloy":
     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
  
  

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