Translation of "predatory" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpred.ə.tər.i/ us /-tɔːr-/

A predatory animal kills and eats other animals used to refer to an animal that kills and eats other animals

The owl is a predatory bird that kills its prey with its claws.

mainly disapproving A predatory person or organization tries to get something that belongs to someone else

The company spent much effort in avoiding takeover bids from predatory competitors.

disapproving used to describe someone who expresses sexual interest in a very obvious way

I hate going to bars on my own because men look at you in such a predatory way.

(Translation of “predatory” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)