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English definition of “predatory”

predatory

adjective     /ˈpredətəri/ US   /ˈpredətɔri/
used to describe a situation where a company is looking to buy another company that is in a weak financial position: Trading was heavy, sparking speculation that the group, clearly vulnerable to a bid, was attracting predatory attention. The chances of a predatory takeover bid from its US rival receded.
(Definition of predatory adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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