stock


stock
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noun
1 available supply of sth
ADJECTIVE
good, high, huge, large
low
adequate
declining, dwindling, falling

declining fish stocks in the oceans

surplus
buffer, reserve

A buffer stock of grain was held in case of emergency shortages.

fresh, new
old
existing
breeding, fish, food, oil, etc.
film
housing (esp. BrE)

The housing stock is no longer large enough for the population.

capital, money
rolling (BrE)

The rail company is investing in new rolling stock.

VERB + STOCK
carry, have, hold, keep

The big supermarkets carry huge stocks of most goods.

add to, increase
get rid of, reduce

They're getting rid of their old stock.

maintain, protect

laws to protect fish stocks

replace, replenish
STOCK + VERB
be up, increase
be down, decline, dwindle, run low

Stocks of coal are running dangerously low.

last

The offer is only available while stocks last.

STOCK + NOUN
room (usually stockroom)
levels
control (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
from stock

We can supply the table from stock.

in stock

Do you have futon beds in stock or will I have to order one?

out of stock

Red tights are out of stock.

2 (esp. AmE) share in a company ⇨ See also ↑share
ADJECTIVE
company
growth
domestic, foreign
common, dividend-paying, preferred, restricted
traded

publicly traded stock

energy, financial, gold, high-tech, Internet, technology, etc.
tracking
VERB + STOCK
acquire, buy, invest in, purchase
cash in, dispose of, sell
deal in, trade
have, hold, own
issue
value

The stocks were valued at $100 000.

STOCK + VERB
be down, be up
drop, fall, go down, plummet, plunge, sink
go up, rally, rise, soar
hit sth, reach sth

The company's stock hit an all-time high of $94.66.

STOCK + NOUN
exchange, market
price
fund
index
option
PREPOSITION
in stocks

She has about $30 000 in stocks.

PHRASES
investment in stocks
stocks and bonds (AmE), stocks and shares (BrE)
the price of the stocks, the value of the stocks

The total value of the stocks was over $3 million.

3 liquid used for making soups, sauces, etc.
ADJECTIVE
beef, chicken, fish, vegetable, etc.
VERB + STOCK
make
dilute, reduce
flavour/flavor

You can flavour/flavor the stock with bay leaves.

STOCK + NOUN
cube
PREPOSITION
in a/the stock

Poach the fish in the stock.

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verb be stocked
ADVERB
plentifully, well
fully, properly
PREPOSITION
with

gift shops stocked with cheap souvenirs

Stock is used with these nouns as the object: ↑freezer, ↑fridge, ↑inventory, ↑larder, ↑merchandise, ↑pond, ↑range, ↑refrigerator, ↑shelf
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adj.
Stock is used with these nouns: ↑car, ↑company, ↑photography, ↑phrase

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