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    prey

    prey - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prey

    Definition
    (noun) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    Synonyms : fair game , quarry , target
    Example Sentence
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
    Definition
    (noun) animal hunted or caught for food
    Synonyms : quarry
    Definition
    (verb) profit from in an exploitatory manner
    Synonyms : feed
    Example Sentence
    • He feeds on her insecurity
    Definition
    (verb) prey on or hunt for
    Synonyms : predate , raven
    Example Sentence
    • These mammals predate certain eggs
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