Examples of predatory in a Sentence
predatory acts of sexual violence
hawks are predatory and pose a danger to rabbits and other pets
Recent Examples of predatory from the Web
Terry Lockett, 43, charged with predatory criminal sexaul assault of two young relatives.
Theodore Roosevelt suggested importing a predatory ant from Guatemala to feed on the weevil.
In its case against Wells Fargo, Los Angeles alleged that black mortgage borrowers were more than twice as likely as white borrowers with similar credit scores to receive loans the city deemed predatory.
When a predatory fish like a bass attacks the lure, the mussel fires its larvae in the dupe’s gills.
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First Known Use of predatory
PREDATORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of predatory for English Language Learners
: living by killing and eating other animals
: wrongly harming or using others for pleasure or profit
PREDATORY Defined for Kids
Definition of predatory for Students
: living by killing and eating other animals An owl is a predatory bird.
Legal Definition of predatory
1 : inclined or intended to injure competitors by unfair means subject to antitrust liability for predatory conduct — National Law Journal predatory bidding
2 : inclined or intended to injure or exploit others for personal gain or profit predatory loans
3 : of or relating to a sexual predator predatory assault
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