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noun [C] uk   /ˈpred.ə.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
C1 an animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals: lions, wolves, and other predators disapproving someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them: a sexual predator In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.
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