Definition of 'predator'
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After all, he lives on an island with no natural predators and cannot fly. Smithsonian Mag (2017)They insisted that the cull was necessary to stop them from destroying large trees and blocking rivers in a habitat with no natural predators. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is the natural predator of the mole? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a place where a large predator would crowd out the wildlife. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Traders questioned whether it may have caught the eye of a potential predator. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is still a terrific natural predator and all he is lacking is a bit of confidence. The Sun (2013)Other potential predators are more likely to wait until a firm bid is on the table. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Can you give me some simple tips on encouraging natural predators in my garden? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fish tend to have a dominant eye when looking at potential predators. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the vast animals had no other natural predators they would have been easy prey. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Whether these injuries were the result of combat between two individuals or an attack by a larger predator remains a mystery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Adults grow to about a metre, but younger sharks can be attacked by larger marine predators. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sentiment towards Aggreko was further bolstered by rumours that it had caught the eye of a potential predator. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A huge predator ripped a large tank filled with fish from the side off his boat. The Sun (2014)The white fur not only protects the animals from predators, it also helps them to sneak up on their prey. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It doesn't seem right that so large and so numerous an animal lacks a predator to give life added interest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The animals are voracious predators. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Predator and Reaper drones have accounted for 875 of those. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'predator'
British English: predator NOUN
A predator is an animal that kills and eats other animals.
With no natural predators on the island, the herd increased rapidly.
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