Meaning of “prey on/upon sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"prey on/upon sb/sth" in Business English

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prey on/upon sb/sth

phrasal verb with prey

to harm somebody who is weaker than you are:

It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties.

(Definition of “prey on/upon sb/sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)