stock up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stock up amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
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    “Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up. If it don't go up, don't buy it.”

Usage

In literature:

The Elector had food for powder in stock, and hung up his subjects in his shop.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
I was up on his ranch about a month ago, and gave him a good scolding for not stocking his range somewhere near its carrying capacity.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
But if you've hung your stocking up, I must have mine there too.
"Christmas Entertainments" by Alice Maude Kellogg
On Monday, the 4th day of April, they were brought up again from the stock-house to receive sentence of death.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
It was he who drummed up the stock-subscriptions among his fellow townsmen.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
He never received any benefit from it, for the stock was sold to cover the note, and John was obliged to make up the difference.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
Plant kind of promised to fix things up; and the word got around pretty definite that the outside stock would be reduced.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Up in the hill country of Ephraim there lived a wise-hearted religious man, a farmer, raising stock, and grain; and fruit, too, likely.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
To keep this rolling stock up in number and efficiency, there are two establishments, one at Camden Town, and one at Wolverton.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
When stock is used up, gradually add sauce.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
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In poetry:

Up and down a mountain
Streeled my silly stock;
Passing by a fountain,
Wringing at a rock;
"The Dark Girl's Rhyme" by Dorothy Parker
“Quite a stocking,” he laughed,
“Hung up there on a tree!
I didn’t suppose the birds
Expected a present from me!”
"Kriss Kringle" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
In the scale with my stocks, and farms, and mines.
Did it tremble at all?
When my cousin, the heir, turned up one day,
We both had a fall!
"A Few Idle Words" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Laugh, little bright-eyes, hang up your stocking;
Don't count the days any more;
Old Santa Claus will soon be knocking,
Knocking,
Knocking at the door.
"Hang Up Your Stocking" by Madge Morris Wagner
They sow the fields, and trees they plant,
Whose yearly fruit supplies their want;
Their race grows up from fruitful stocks,
Their wealth increases with their flocks.
"Psalm 107 last part" by Isaac Watts
Well, in good old customs I still believe,
So I hung up my stocking Christmas Eve;
(A brand-new left one I’d never worn.)
And when I looked in it Christmas morn
There was my leg, as large as life,
With a ticket on it, "From your wife."
"Says Mister Doojabs" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Fans of 7Up with antioxidants may want to stock up.
This is a great chance to stock up for Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner in case you haven't been paying attention.
Before Sunday's Big Game, consider stocking up on a few of these accessories.
Stocking up on holiday music.
Hunters are stocking up on their bullets and guns, but some doctors warn hunters to stock up on safety equipment to avoid accidents.
Here are several tips to keep in mind when stocking up.
Huge crowds flooded Hostess outlets Monday, hoping to stock up on some beloved treats.
Stock Up Now Before It's Too Late.
Throughout San Diego grocery stores are stocking up for one of their busiest days of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street celebrated Thanksgiving a bit early today, sending stocks up sharply.
Customers are stocking up on smokes, buying extra packs and cartons before the price goes up.
Spartan swimmers' stock up .
Some Vermonters stock up before Hurricane Sandy.
Stocked Market helps shoppers stock up for the holidays.
Stock up on quick and healthy foods at the grocery store.
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In science:

Once such a cascade has begun and the best strategy is to follow the herd, agents are, in the case of a bubble, buying stocks at every time step and pushing the price up till they have no money left to further increase the price.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Changing α leaves the maximal drawn-downs and -ups unchanged because, once an coordination of the agents starts, the only way to stop it is via the drying up of their cash/stock-reservoir.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
He further argues that the higher the stock price volatility before the end of the lock-up, the bigger the drop in share value.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
The crucial point of our analysis is the observation that Γ(q ; u) stocks up on the remote hypersurface σ∞ and that the external particle belongs to mass shell, q2 = 0.
Particle Production in the Field Theories with Symmetry
Though even the group velocity of the light is negative, apparently you cannot employ the material to bring back your message the previous night, or “investors” would be lined up lab-bench deep to enter stock prices in Morse code.
Astrophysics in 2006
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