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Meaning & Definition of Prey in English

English

Prey

/pre/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • prey
  • ,
  • quarry
  • ,
  • target
  • ,
  • fair game

2. Animal hunted or caught for food

    synonym:
  • prey
  • ,
  • quarry

verb

1. Profit from in an exploitatory manner

  • "He feeds on her insecurity"
    synonym:
  • prey
  • ,
  • feed

2. Prey on or hunt for

  • "These mammals predate certain eggs"
    synonym:
  • raven
  • ,
  • prey
  • ,
  • predate

Examples of using

If the birds of prey want someone's blood, if they want to go on draining the Brazilian people, I offer my life as a holocaust.
Death is seeking for his prey.