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verb [transitive] stock pronunciation in American English /stɑk/
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present tense
present participlestocking
past tensestocked
past participlestocked
  1. 1
    if a store stocks goods, it has them available for sale
    Do you stock fishing rods?
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  2. 2



    stock up

    to fill a place with things that you will need
    stock something with something: They had stocked their refrigerator with plenty of food before the big game.
    The bathroom was stocked with expensive toilet articles.
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  3. 3
    to put fish in a lake or river
    stock something with something: a river stocked with trout
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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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