cannibalise
cannibalise cannibalise, cannibalize cannibalizev. i. to eat human flesh.

Syn: practice cannibalism. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cannibalise — cannibalise, cannibalize cannibalizev. t. to use parts of (something, such as a machine), to repair something else. Syn: use parts of. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cannibalise — (Brit.) v. take parts from one machine to repair another; eat human flesh (also cannibalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cannibalise — British variant of cannibalize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cannibalise — verb a) To eat the flesh of (a human being). b) To remove parts of (a machine, etc) for use in other similar machines …   Wiktionary

  • cannibalise — UK [ˈkænɪbəlaɪz] / US [ˈkænɪb(ə)lˌaɪz] a British spelling of cannibalize …   English dictionary

  • cannibalise — /ˈkænəbəlaɪz/ (say kanuhbuhluyz) verb (t) (cannibalised, cannibalising) to repair (damaged motor vehicles, etc.) by the use of parts of other assembled vehicles, etc., instead of using spare parts. Also, cannibalize. –cannibalisation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cannibalise — verb 1. eat human flesh • Syn: ↑cannibalize • Derivationally related forms: ↑cannibal, ↑cannibal (for: ↑cannibalize) • Hypernyms: ↑consume, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cannibalize — cannibalise cannibalise, cannibalize cannibalizev. i. to eat human flesh. Syn: practice cannibalism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cannibalize — cannibalise cannibalise, cannibalize cannibalizev. t. to use parts of (something, such as a machine), to repair something else. Syn: use parts of. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cannibalised — cannibalise (Brit.) v. take parts from one machine to repair another; eat human flesh (also cannibalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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