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prey on something/someone

phrasal verb with prey verb
to ​kill and ​eat an ​animal: Lions prey on ​hugeherds of wildebeest and ​zebra.
prey on
Someone who preys on a ​group of ​peopletries to get something from them ​illegally or ​unfairly: These telemarketers prey on the ​elderly and ​call them 5 or 10 ​times a ​day.
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