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"vulture" in British English

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vulturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈvʌl.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
a ​largebird with ​almost no ​feathers on ​itshead or ​neck, that ​eats the ​flesh of ​deadanimals disapproving a ​person or ​organization that is ​eager to ​win an ​advantage from other people's difficulties or ​problems: When a ​company is in ​crisis like this, the vultures are always ​hovering.
(Definition of vulture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vulturenoun [C]

 us   /ˈvʌl·tʃər/
a ​largebird that ​eats the ​flesh of ​deadanimals A vulture is also someone who is ​eager to get some ​advantage from other people’s ​difficulties or weaknesses.
(Definition of vulture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vulture”
in Korean 독수리…
in Arabic نَسَر…
in Malaysian burung hering…
in French vautour…
in Russian гриф…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禿鷲, 兀鷲, 趁火打劫的人(或機構)…
in Italian avvoltoio…
in Turkish akbaba…
in Polish sęp…
in Spanish buitre…
in Vietnamese chim kền kền…
in Portuguese abutre, urubu…
in Thai นกแร้ง…
in German der Geier…
in Catalan voltor…
in Japanese ハゲワシ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秃鹫, 兀鹫, 趁火打劫的人(或机构)…
in Indonesian burung nasar…
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