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vulture

noun [C] uk   /ˈvʌl.tʃər/  us   /-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.
Translations of “vulture”
in Arabic نَسَر…
in Korean 독수리…
in Malaysian burung hering…
in French vautour…
in Turkish akbaba…
in Italian avvoltoio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禿鷲, 兀鷲, 趁火打劫的人(或機構)…
in Russian гриф…
in Polish sęp…
in Vietnamese chim kền kền…
in Spanish buitre…
in Portuguese abutre, urubu…
in Thai นกแร้ง…
in German der Geier…
in Catalan voltor…
in Japanese ハゲワシ…
in Indonesian burung nasar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秃鹫, 兀鹫, 趁火打劫的人(或机构)…
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