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The act of a company taking over other companies, in order to grow larger. Secrecy about the takeover is implied but is not obvious or compulsory.

( Derived from the powerful Shipstone Corporation, which eventually owned Coca-Cola and 50% of all business on Earth in Robert Heinlien's novel "Friday"
"Gulf And Western shipstoned Paramount Pctures back in the eighties, then they sold it."
by D F Stuckey February 14, 2004
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