Definition of 'prey'
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Divided between predator and prey, the animal citizens of Zootropolis enjoy an uneasy truce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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)This made them relatively easy prey for older party leaders who had patronage to give or withhold. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)What about the rights of the innocents these people will prey upon? The Sun (2013)He sensed blood early and hunted his prey. The Sun (2015)It has been preying on my mind since. The Sun (2008)Once satisfied the predator and prey live peacefully alongside each other. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He stalks his prey for two hours then fires the fatal shot. The Sun (2010)When food is scarce they are able to feed off small prey. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some become rather dependent on their teams and easy prey for any manipulative workers with bigger brains. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And horror stories began to emerge of scammers armed with stolen data preying on unsuspecting victims. The Sun (2015)He is like an animal waiting to hunt its prey. The Sun (2009)But it did prey on my mind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is not a man who becomes prey to despair. Times, Sunday Times (2013)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)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)We still think of ourselves as prey - vulnerable creatures in a hostile world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The dog was prowling around her, as if it was a wild animal guarding his prey. The Sun (2015)But this is smaller prey. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In folklore, they are ugly monsters from Scandinavian legend who live alone and prey on the weak. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'prey'
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.
Definition of prey from the Collins English Dictionary
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