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prey on sb

phrasal verb with prey uk   us   /preɪ/ verb
to hurt or deceive a group of people, especially people who are weak or can easily be hurt or deceived: He would attack at night, preying on lone women in their twenties or thirties. It's particularly contemptible that these sort of people prey on the elderly.
Translations of “prey on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷害,欺騙,坑害(尤指弱勢人群)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤害,欺骗,坑害(尤指弱势人群)…
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