Meaning of “predator” in the English Dictionary

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"predator" in British English

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predatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpred.ə.tər/ us /ˈpred.ə.t̬ɚ/

C1 an animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals:

lions, wolves, and other predators

disapproving someone who follows people 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 /ˈpredətər/ us

a company that buys or tries to buy another company that is in a weaker financial position:

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)