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English definition of “predator”

predator

noun [C]     /ˈpred.ə.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
C1 an animal that hunts , kills , and eats other animals : lions , wolves , and other predatorsGeneral and informal words for animals 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 .Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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