Meaning of “vulture” in the English Dictionary

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"vulture" in British English

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vulturenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvʌl.tʃər/ us /ˈvʌl.tʃɚ/

a large bird with almost no feathers on its head or neck, that eats the flesh of dead animals

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)

"vulture" in American English

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vulturenoun [ C ]

us /ˈvʌl·tʃər/

a large bird that eats the flesh of dead animals

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)