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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cannibalize.

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Examples

  • Irresistible, her lone Motown LP, the label cannibalized some of the solo songs and remixed them into duets.

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  • The story is actually two chapters cannibalized from the novel I'd been commissioned to write -- a few years ago a Spanish publisher gave me a contract for my first novel, anything I wanted to write as long as it was contemporary and urban (preferably set in Spain) and had both a gay male and a strong straight female main character, but my editor left the company when I was only halfway through it, and the editor who took over set about canceling numerous of his predecessor's contracts, including mine (they did pay me the second half of the advance, though).

    Breakfast in Bed

  • Schultz says that every year for the past five years, one third of all existing stores were "cannibalized" by new stores built in close proximity, a sign of its eagerness to make its $2-per-cup-of-coffee lifestyle as accessible as possible.

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  • An unspecified number of military aircraft were grounded after they were "cannibalized" for spares to keep other planes airborne.

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  • As Colorado State coach Tim Miles put it, the conference has "cannibalized" itself.

    Fore, right!

  • Very few of the customers signing up for Boost Mobile were 'cannibalized' from regular Sprint service, the company adds.

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  • The planes recently were scheduled to be "cannibalized" so the DEA could sell the parts and recover as much of its money as possible.

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  • Mr. Reynolds acknowledges that pop has long cannibalized its own past—recall the '50s craze of the '70s, or the early '80s Doors revival.

    When the Music Stopped

  • "We got cannibalized, just not by ourselves," Mr. Simon said.

    Wal-Mart Looks on Course to End Sales Slump

  • Oh … virtually all the lyrics were from older musicals, cannibalized or perhaps zombie-ized, for the production.

    February « 2009 « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

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