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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystock up
he/she/itstocks up
present participlestocking up
past tensestocked up
past participlestocked up

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  1. same as stock2 (sense 2)

    We’ve stocked up with food in case we get snowed in.

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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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