prey on/upon

phrasal verb

preyed on/upon; preying on/upon; preys on/upon
: to hunt and kill (something) for food
The wolves prey on small animals.
: to hurt, cheat, or steal from (someone)
criminals who prey on lonely elderly people

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“Prey on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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