- v. To eat (parts of) another of one's own species.
- v. To remove parts of (a machine, etc) for use in other similar machines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to eat human flesh.
- v. to use parts of (something, such as a machine), to repair something else.
- v. eat human flesh
- v. use parts of something to repair something else
“(Also) I think we need to be careful about the use of the word 'cannibalise' which brings with it an imputation of bad behaviour.”
“cannibalise" doctors and patients from existing general practices.”
“cannibalise" when asking about the possibility super clinics would poach doctors.”
“The split favours both films because they can't cannibalise each other.”
“It's possible, the two will cannibalise each other's markets, or that the cheaper handheld will draw complaints about the price point of the more expensive machine.”
“After 11 years of Margaret Thatcher, it proved necessary to cannibalise the entire armoured resources of the Rhine Army to deploy a weak division for the First Gulf War.”
“A group of people like the Welsh speakers of Treganna who are prepared to cannibalise somebody else's school for their own benefit, 'Nationalists' who quickly turn to the parties of the British establishment after failing to get their choice to stand for one or other electoral post for a party of the Welsh establishment.”
“How much does each of the three cannibalise usage of the other?”
“It is just possible that they might not have that big an effect on BDP, but rather cannibalise the opposition votes.”
“According to the report, new photographs show that polar bears are beginning to cannibalise each other as global warming destroys their hunting grounds.”
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