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be/fall prey to sth

C2 to be ​hurt or ​deceived by someone or something ​bad: Small ​children are prey to all ​sorts of ​fears.
(Definition of be/fall prey to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be/fall prey to sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 成为…的牺牲品,被…欺骗, 深受…之害…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成為…的犧牲品,被…欺騙, 深受…之害…
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