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Definition of prey on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prey on

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    prey on somebody

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    prey on something

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    prey upon somebody

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    prey upon something

     
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  1. 1(of an animal or a bird) to hunt and kill another animal for food Hawks prey on rodents and small birds.
  2. 2to harm somebody who is weaker than you, or make use of them in a dishonest way to get what you want Bogus social workers have been preying on old people living alone.

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