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Definitions of prey:

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb

To rob or pillage; to seize and devour; to rest heavily on, as the mind; to waste gradually; to corrode.

part of speech: noun

Booty: plunder: that which is or may be seized to be devoured.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To plunder: to seize and devour: to waste or impair gradually: to weigh heavily ( followed by on or upon).

part of speech: noun

Any animal seized by another for food; plunder; a victim.

part of speech: noun

That which is or may be seized to be eaten, as by a wild beast; spoil; booty; plunder; ravage.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To take booty; to devour an animal as food; to exert a destructive influence: with on or upon.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


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