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Prey

n.1.Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.
2.That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey.
- Job iv. ii.
Already sees herself the monster's prey.
- Dryden.
3.The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
Hog in sloth, fox in stealth, . . . lion in prey.
- Shak.
Beast of prey
a carnivorous animal; one that feeds on the flesh of other animals.
v. i.1.To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence.
[imp. & p. p. Preyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preying.]
To prey on
a - To take prey from; to despoil; to pillage; to rob
b - To seize as prey; to take for food by violence; to seize and devour.
- Shak.
c - To wear away gradually; to cause to waste or pine away; as, the trouble preyed upon his mind.
- Shak.
Noun1.Preyprey - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"
Synonyms: fair game, quarry, target
2.prey - animal hunted or caught for food
Synonyms: quarry
Verb1.prey - profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity"
Synonyms: feed
2.prey - prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"
Synonyms: raven, predate
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