Hindi translation of 'prey'
Word forms: preys, preying, preyed
2. intransitive verb
3. uncountable noun
1. uncountable noun
A creature's prey are the creatures that it hunts and eats in order to live.शिकार mn the prey of something easy/natural/potential prey hunt/capture/kill/become prey a prey species/animal
2. intransitive verb
A creature that preys on other creatures lives by catching and eating them.शिकार करना
Mountain bears prey on sheep.prey on/upon something prey on a creature/insect
SIMILAR WORDSfeed, hunt
3. uncountable noun
If someone or something is prey to something bad, they have a tendency to let themselves be affected by it.शिकार mnकिसी व्याधि से ग्रस्त व्यक्ति mn
He was prey to depression.
To fall prey to something bad means to be affected by it.का शिकार होनासे ग्रस्त होना
The children are falling prey to disease.
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Example Sentences Including 'prey'
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This made them relatively easy prey for older party leaders who had patronage to give or withhold.THE GUARDSMEN (2004)
They stalked their prey with the same skill and finesse with which many of them had hunted wild game before the war.THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)
But it did prey on my mind.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But this is smaller prey.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Divided between predator and prey, the animal citizens of Zootropolis enjoy an uneasy truce.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It has been preying on my mind since.The Sun (2008)
Some become rather dependent on their teams and easy prey for any manipulative workers with bigger brains.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are rather sinister creatures that like to stalk their prey as it dies a slow, lingering death from septicaemia caused by their vicious bite.The Sun (2016)
When food is scarce they are able to feed off small prey.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He is like an animal waiting to hunt its prey.The Sun (2009)
And horror stories began to emerge of scammers armed with stolen data preying on unsuspecting victims.The Sun (2015)
Attacks in the night on sleeping humans are being blamed on the disappearance of animal prey as the rainforest is cut down.The Sun (2010)
He is not a man who becomes prey to despair.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He sensed blood early and hunted his prey.The Sun (2015)
He stalks his prey for two hours then fires the fatal shot.The Sun (2010)
In folklore, they are ugly monsters from Scandinavian legend who live alone and prey on the weak.The Sun (2011)
The dog was prowling around her, as if it was a wild animal guarding his prey.The Sun (2015)
What about the rights of the innocents these people will prey upon?The Sun (2013)
Once satisfied the predator and prey live peacefully alongside each other.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We still think of ourselves as prey - vulnerable creatures in a hostile world.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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'prey' in Other Languages
British English: prey /preɪ/ NOUN
A creature's prey are the creatures that it hunts and eats in order to live.
They may not eat their prey until much later.
- American English: prey
- Arabic: فَرِيسَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: presa
- Chinese: 猎物
- Croatian: plijen
- Czech: kořist
- Danish: bytte dyr som jages
- Dutch: prooi
- European Spanish: presa caza
- Finnish: saaliseläin
- French: proie
- German: Beute
- Greek: λεία
- Italian: preda
- Japanese: 餌食
- Korean: 먹이
- Norwegian: bytte
- Polish: zdobycz
- European Portuguese: presa
- Romanian: pradă
- Russian: добыча
- Spanish: presa animal cazado o pescado
- Swedish: byte villebråd
- Thai: เหยื่อ
- Turkish: av
- Ukrainian: здобич
- Vietnamese: mồi
British English: prey VERB
A creature that preys on other creatures lives by catching and eating them.
The effect was to disrupt the food chain, starving many animals and those that preyed on them.
Translation of prey from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary