fall victim to

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Definition of fall victim to 

1 : to be attacked, injured, or killed by (someone or something) Police think she may have fallen victim to a serial killer.

2 : to be affected badly by (something) She fell victim to the flu. He fell victim to a scam. schools falling victim to budget cuts

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