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verb [transitive] stock pronunciation in British English /stɒk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theystock
he/she/itstocks
present participlestocking
past tensestocked
past participlestocked
  1. 1
    if a shop stocks goods, it has them available for sale

    Do you stock fishing rods?

  2. 2

    stock

    or

    stock up

    to fill a place with things that you will need
    stock something with something:

    They had stocked their cupboards with food for the holidays.

  3. 3
    to put fish in a lake or river
    stock something with something:

    a river stocked with salmon

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