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prey on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with prey   /preɪ/ us  
If an animal preys on another animal, it catches and eats it: The spider preys on small flies and other insects.
Translations of “prey on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 捕食…
in Russian охотиться, ловить…
in Turkish avlanarak beslenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 捕食…
in Polish polować na coś/kogoś…
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