Definition of 'predatory'
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His physical presence and predatory instinct could see a top-flight chance soon for the Blues. The Sun (2016)He said:'This predatory behaviour is a concern to parents. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The club are equally proud of deflecting interest from predatory clubs in their own young players. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is regularly the subject of rumours about predatory interest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet give him a sniff of goal and the old predatory instincts kick in. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That has brought accusations of predatory behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the most striking shot of all is an owl protecting its young from a predatory bird. Times, Sunday Times (2011)An alternative explanation might be a lack of predatory birds and bats. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)But almost always from both there is evidence that fiercely alert predatory instinct is allied with genuine virtuosity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Lost none of his predatory instincts. The Sun (2011)Last night the 31-year-old at least proved his predatory instincts are not lost. The Sun (2014)He's got the athleticism and predatory instincts. The Sun (2015)Flying machine with predatory instincts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But his extended spell off the field had not starved him of his predatory instincts because he found the corner with a crisp half-volley. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He meant it in terms of his predatory instinct, his movement in the box, but it came to stand for something else. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is predatory behaviour and I don't consider myself a predator. The Sun (2010)A few of these predatory birds come to Britain from northern Europe each winter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the unusual aspects of the attacks in Egypt is that a single shark appears to have changed its predatory behaviour radically, to include humans. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At night, the sound of predatory birds is played through hidden loudspeakers in the main square, so that sparrows do not soil the casino lawn. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At night, the sound of predatory birds is played through hidden loudspeakers in the main square so that sparrows do not soil the casino's famous lawn. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'predatory'
British English: predatory ADJECTIVE
Predatory animals live by killing other animals for food.
...predatory birds like the eagle.
Definition of predatory from the Collins English Dictionary
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