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Meaning of “predator” in the English Dictionary

"predator" in British English

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predatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈpred.ə.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
C1 an ​animal that ​hunts, ​kills, and ​eats other ​animals: lions, ​wolves, and other predators disapproving someone who ​followspeople in ​order to ​harm them or ​commit a ​crime against them: a ​sexual predator In ​court, he was ​accused of being a ​merciless predator who had ​tricked his ​grandmother out of her ​savings.

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(Definition of predator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"predator" in American English

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predatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈpred·ə·t̬ər/
an ​animal that ​hunts and ​kills other ​animals for ​food
(Definition of predator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"predator" in Business English

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predatornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpredətər/
a ​company that ​buys or ​tries to ​buy another ​company that is in a ​weakerfinancialposition: France's Lafarge is seen as a ​potential predator for the cement ​maker.
(Definition of predator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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