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prey

noun [U or S]
 
 
/preɪ/
someone who can be easily deceived or harmed: Children are seen as easy prey for this type of advertising.
FINANCE a company that another, usually larger or stronger, company wants to buy or control : The insurance company is in danger of changing from being predator to being prey. →  See also target company →  Compare predator
be/fall prey to sb/sth to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : The once-successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis. FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or organization: The bank seems likely to fall prey to a bigger organization.
Translations of “prey”
in Korean 먹이…
in Arabic فَريسة…
in French proie…
in Turkish av, kurban, yem…
in Italian preda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被捕食的動物,獵物…
in Russian жертва, добыча…
in Polish zdobycz, ofiara…
in Spanish presa…
in Portuguese presa…
in German die Beute…
in Catalan presa…
in Japanese えじき, 獲物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被捕食的动物,猎物…
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