cannibalize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cannibalize" in British English

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cannibalizeverb [T]

(UK usually cannibalise) uk   us   /ˈkæn.ɪ.bəl.aɪz/
to take ​parts from a ​machine or ​vehicle in ​order to make or ​repair another ​machine or ​vehicle: He ​bought an ​oldengine and cannibalized it for ​spareparts.
(Definition of cannibalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cannibalize" in Business English

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cannibalizeverb [T]

( UK also cannibalise) uk   us   /ˈkænɪbəlaɪz/
MARKETING, COMMERCE to cause a ​reduction in the ​sales of an existing ​product or ​service by ​starting to ​sell a new ​product or ​service: They hope to ​sell 5 million of their new ​gamemachines, but those ​sales will cannibalize the ​sales of their last ​product.
PRODUCTION to take ​parts from a ​machine or ​vehicle to make or ​repair another ​machine or ​vehicle: Trucks have been cannibalized to ​keep others ​running.
cannibalization
noun [U] ( UK also cannibalisation)
All ​newspapers today suffer from cannibalization, whereby ​sales of ​physicalcopies are undermined by their own ​onlineversions.
(Definition of cannibalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cannibalize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拆用, 拼修, 拼配…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拆用, 拼修, 拼配…
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