prey on/upon

phrasal verb
preyed on/upon; preying on/upon; preys on/upon

Definition of prey on/upon

1 : to hunt and kill (something) for food The wolves prey on small animals.
2 : to hurt, cheat, or steal from (someone) criminals who prey on lonely elderly people

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“Prey on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prey%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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