Definitions

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  • n. A landrush.

Etymologies

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land +‎ grab

Examples

  • The present smartphone market is also described as a landgrab, in which Apple cannot afford to stop growing, or let Verizon keep funding rival platforms like Android or BlackBerry.

    MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

  • It seems like Amazon is continuing a massive digital "landgrab" ... with the acquisitions of IMDb and Withoutabox (along with Uncut, Kindle, "cloud computing") ... and with Y! and AOL falling …

    indieWIRE News

  • Harry "landgrab" Reid doesnt possess an ounce of leadership.

    Southern Maryland Community Forums

  • He said that "you don't have to be a wide-eyed Euro-sceptic" to recognise the directive as a "landgrab" for London's advantage as a financial centre.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The story of the Earldom is not just a landgrab by adventurers (of the kind the Normans and their kin were engaged in from Newfoundland to Palestine) then eroded by the natives coming back.

    September Books 1) Anglo-Norman Ulster, by T.E. McNeill

  • At one minute past midnight Eastern Time this Saturday, Facebook users will be permitted to claim a unique user name, which may well spark a virtual vanity landgrab the likes of which we've never seen.

    Boing Boing

  • MexConnect. com Forums: Areas: Southern Mexico: Tulum landgrab?

    Tulum landgrab?

  • May 25th, 2008 8: 53 pm ET by blocking corporate landgrab in the name of wind farm in nantucket

    Obama subs for Kennedy at commencement

  • Since 2008, when booming commodity prices resulted in an international “food shock,” the world has been going through an all-out landgrab.

    The Shadow Market

  • As a result, the global landgrab can continue largely unabated.

    The Shadow Market

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