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prey on something/someone

phrasal verb with prey verb
to kill and eat an animal: Lions prey on huge herds of wildebeest and zebra.
prey on
Someone who preys on a group of people tries 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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