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"prey" in British English

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preynoun [U]

uk   /preɪ/  us   /preɪ/
C2 an animal that is hunted and killed for food by another animal: A hawk hovered in the air before swooping on its prey.
(Definition of prey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prey" in American English

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preynoun [U]

 us   /preɪ/
a creature that is hunted and killed for food by another animal: The prey had been sighted.
(Definition of prey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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preynoun [U or S]

uk   us   /preɪ/
someone who can be easily deceived or harmed: Children are seen as easy prey for this type of advertising.
FINANCE a company that another, usually larger or stronger, company wants to buy or control : The insurance company is in danger of changing from being predator to being prey.
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be/fall prey to sb/sth
to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : The once-successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis.
FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or organization: The bank seems likely to fall prey to a bigger organization.
(Definition of prey from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prey”
in Korean 먹이…
in Arabic فَريسة…
in Malaysian mangsa…
in French proie…
in Russian жертва, добыча…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被捕食的動物,獵物…
in Italian preda…
in Turkish av, kurban, yem…
in Polish zdobycz, ofiara…
in Spanish presa…
in Vietnamese con mồi…
in Portuguese presa…
in Thai เหยื่อ…
in German die Beute…
in Catalan presa…
in Japanese えじき, 獲物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被捕食的动物,猎物…
in Indonesian mangsa…
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“prey” in Business English

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