cannibalize :

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ka nuh buh lahyz

  • v  eat human flesh
  • v  use parts of something to repair something else

  • He's convinced the technology won't cannibalize BT's conventional voice business because VoIP users will be "incremental" callers whose traffic BT otherwise would not have.
  • But, says John Wormald, managing partner of consultants Autopolis, because Porsches and the R8 occupy different niches, "they don't cannibalize each other.
  • By crowding us in like Dairy Queens, you cannibalize the price, cannibalize the service, cannibalize the reputation of the dealer.
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  • Free People Gets 10% of Its Online Sales From App in 1st Week
    Free People, Urban Outfitters' bohemian fashion label, released its first mobile app in Apple's App Store two weeks ago The app , which is largely designed to facilitate purchasing, was downloaded 24,000 times in its first week, logging 100,000 user sessions and accounting for between 7% and 10% of Free People's online sales that week. The app didn't cannibalize sales on Free People's three-year ...
    July 14, 2013 - Mashable

  • Mark Holland in Globe and Mail
    This figure for one bill is enormous, and we have to remember this is one bill,Mr. Holland said. "When you start thinking about all of the other [crime] bills - 13 - this can crush Canada's budget, it can destroy and cannibalize the other...
  • Peter Oppenheimer in CNET News
    Those declining sales are "the reason we developed the iPod Touch," Oppenheimer said. "We expect our traditional MP3 players to decline overtime as we cannibalize ourselves with iPod Touch and iPhone."
  • Samuel Johnson in Dallas Morning News
    For six months, the chancellor has been trying to cannibalize Criswell College to fund his building program at the church, which will cost $170 to $240 million,Dr. Johnson said in an e-mailed response to questions. "Furthermore, the...

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