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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of colonise.

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Examples

  • A peculiar feature of the digital revolution is the way it subtly colonises language.

    There's a big cloud hanging over your hard drive | Observer editorial

  • As ever with Crouch's work, the set-up is ingenious and the interrogation rigorous – there is nowhere for either art or the audience to hide, so much so that during its Royal Court run some audience members were upset and outraged as much by their own complicity as the material, which fills your head and colonises your imagination.

    This week's new theatre

  • You see, I had the overwhelming first impression of having stumbled upon one of those loquacious old soaks in a dimly-lit bar, someone who relentlessly colonises a corner of a pub and keeps up a running commentary.

    First Impressions – and Saying Goodbye « Tales from the Reading Room

  • “You see, I had the overwhelming first impression of having stumbled upon one of those loquacious old soaks in a dimly-lit bar, someone who relentlessly colonises a corner of a pub and keeps up a running commentary.”

    First Impressions – and Saying Goodbye « Tales from the Reading Room

  • It is a diseased, psychotic, evil, illegal immigrant colonist who displaces the indigenous crayfish, colonises their territory and then reproduces until it totally devastates the indigenous environment and indigenous crayfish.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Even if Humanity escapes Earth and gradually colonises the nearest planetary systems in our galaxy (my hunch is that it will) the universe itself will eventually suffer one of two, inevitable ends, either collapsing in upon itself or dying "heat death" as it expands forever into entropy.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Black spruce and dwarf larch Larix larieina scrub colonises exposed moraines, giving way to an ericaceous shrub formation in the more exposed and unstable areas with alpine bearberry Anctostaphylos alpina, alpine azalea Loiseleuria procumbens and diapensia.

    Gros Morne National Park, Canada

  • Typical species include lodgepole pine Pinus contorta, which rapidly colonises after fire, and aspen; black spruce Picea mariana is occasionally found along these river valleys.

    Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Canada

  • A meme is a mental entity that colonises the brains of people, much as a virus colonises a cell.

    Dawkins

  • Last week Britney Spears destroyed her career, today Britney Spears might lose her children and next week Britney Spears unwittingly raises a zombie army that colonises Earth.

    Britney Spears Replaces Kids With Burgers & Suntans

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