prey upon

  • 1 prey upon sb — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 2 prey upon — index bait (harass), endanger, harass, loot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 prey upon — phrasal verb prey on or prey upon [transitive] Word forms prey on : present tense I/you/we/they prey on he/she/it preys on present participle preying on past tense preyed on past participle preyed on 1) prey on/upon someone to harm someone who is …

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  • 4 prey\ upon — • prey (up)on v 1. To habitually kill and eat; catch for food. Cats prey on mice. 2. To capture or take in spoils of war or robbery. Pirates preyed on American ships in the years just after the Revolutionary War. 3. To cheat; rob. Gangsters… …

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  • 5 prey upon — 1) catch for food, kill and eat Cats usually prey on mice and small birds if they can catch them. 2) cheat, rob Criminals usually prey on people who are living in poor areas …

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  • 6 prey upon sb/sth — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 7 prey upon sth — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 8 To prey upon — Prey Prey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Preyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preying}.] [OF. preier, preer, L. praedari, fr. praeda. See {Prey}, n.] To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence. [1913 Webster] More pity that the eagle should… …

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  • 9 prey´er — prey «pray», noun, verb. –n. 1. any animal or animals hunted or seized for food by another animal: »Mice and birds are the prey of cats. The relative number of predatory fish…increased significantly compared with their prey (F. S. Bodenheimer). 2 …

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  • 10 Prey — Prey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Preyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preying}.] [OF. preier, preer, L. praedari, fr. praeda. See {Prey}, n.] To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence. [1913 Webster] More pity that the eagle should be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 prey on/upon sb — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 12 prey on/upon sb/sth — Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 13 prey on/upon sth — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 14 prey on sb — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 15 prey on sb/sth — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 16 prey on sth — prey on/upon sb/sth Phrasal Verb with prey( ► to harm somebody who is weaker than you are: »It is regrettable that such companies prey upon homeowners who are already experiencing financial difficulties …

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  • 17 prey on (someone) — 1. to commit a crime against someone. Police are looking for street criminals who prey on tourists. Gangs that prey upon small business owners in the city s Chinatown may be spreading to the suburbs. 2. to have an effect on someone. Guilt preyed… …

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  • 18 prey on something — prey on (something) to kill an animal in order to eat it. Spiders prey on small flies and other insects. Seals often prey upon the same fish people are trying to catch. Usage notes: said about animals that kill other animals for food …

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  • 19 prey on — (something) to kill an animal in order to eat it. Spiders prey on small flies and other insects. Seals often prey upon the same fish people are trying to catch. Usage notes: said about animals that kill other animals for food …

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  • 20 prey — prey1 [ preı ] noun uncount ** 1. ) an animal that is caught by another animal and eaten: Spiders usually catch their prey by building webs. => BIRD OF PREY 2. ) someone that a criminal or dishonest person attacks, cheats, or harms: VICTIM: a… …

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