prey


prey

noun

Definition of PREY

1
an animal that is hunted or killed <rabbits are common prey for owls and hawks>
Synonyms chase, quarry
Antonyms predator
2
a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed <he fell prey to nagging—but groundless—doubts about his wife's fidelity>
Synonyms fatality, loss, prey, victim
3
a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule <that woman has a sharp tongue, and her favored prey is her long-suffering husband>

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