Associations to the word «Prey»


PREY, noun. (archaic) Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.
PREY, noun. That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.
PREY, noun. A living thing that is eaten by another living thing.
PREY, noun. The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
PREY, noun. The victim of a disease.
PREY ON, verb. (transitive) To eat (as prey).
PREY ON, verb. (transitive) To exploit or victimize.

Dictionary definition

PREY, noun. 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".
PREY, noun. Animal hunted or caught for food.
PREY, verb. Profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity".
PREY, verb. Prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs".

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