be/fall prey to

Definition of be/fall prey to

  1. 1 :  to be killed by (an animal, disease, etc.) The deer fell prey to coyotes. Many people fell prey to disease.

  2. 2 :  to be harmed or affected in a bad way by (someone or something) After the accident, she was prey to all kinds of anxieties. Some of his friends fell prey to drugs.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

  1. :  spoil, booty

    :  an animal taken by a predator as food

    :  one that is helpless or unable to resist attack :  victim

  1. :  to make raids for the sake of booty

    :  to seize and devour prey

    :  to commit violence or robbery or fraud

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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