from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause distaste or disgust by supplying with too much of something originally pleasant, especially something rich or sweet; surfeit.
- intransitive v. To be too filling, rich, or sweet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fill up or choke up; to stop up.
- v. To clog, to glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate.
- v. To fill to loathing; to surfeit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog.
- transitive v. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit.
- transitive v. To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
- transitive v. To spike, as a cannon.
- transitive v. To stroke with a claw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pierce; gore.
- In farriery, to prick (a horse) in shoeing.
- To stop up; obstruct; clog.
- To spike; drive a spike into the vent of: as, to cloy a gun.
- To satiate; gratify to repletion or so as to cause loathing; surfeit; sate.
- Synonyms Sate, etc. (see satisfy), pall, glut, gorge.
- To stroke with a claw.
- n. An artificial mixture of plastic character, in this respect resembling clay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
- v. supply or feed to surfeit
Bad as was to me this detection by San Carlo, this-frost in July, this blow from a bride, there was still a worse, namely the cloy or satiety of the saints.
In the words of this table _oi_ and _oy_ are pronounced alike. coy coil join loin toil soil foist boil coin cloy point broil joist hoist joint enjoy voice royal noise spoil moist avoid choice annoy doily employ oyster anoint poison boiler
Yet predictable and familiar though they may be, in "Falling Skies" they do not cloy.
I played it several times and it was OK but after a while the game sarted to cloy on me.
Not that she found kisses were not sweet, but that she feared with repetition they would cloy.
Something in this resembles the versatile split-second shift from cloy to edge, from acrid to sentiment and back again, in Emin's work; the neon Be Faithful to your dreams (1998) next to Good Smile Great Come (2000) next to MY CUNT IS WET WITH FEAR (1998) next to Love is What You Want (2011).
The fact that I first met it as part of a pavlova didn't help: the deep clouds of snow-white sugar-cake need a fruit with a sting in its tail (the Antipodeans are bang on with their inclusion of passion fruit) if the dessert isn't to cloy.
In the kitchen I find adding lemon, in the form of syrup, zest or juice, has a dazzling effect, removing at once their tendency to cloy.
Hitchcock is not cloy or vague about what happens to Marion.
And blockbusters, however great, can cloy and parch simultaneously.