Meaning of “fall prey/victim to sth/sb” in the English Dictionary

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"fall prey/victim to sth/sb" in British English

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fall prey/victim to sth/sb

to suddenly begin to suffer as a result of something or someone bad:

Police fear that more senior citizens could fall prey to the thieves.

(Definition of “fall prey/victim to sth/sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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