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prey

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1 an animal that is hunted or killed

  • rabbits are common prey for owls and hawks
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2 a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed

  • he fell prey to nagging—but groundless—doubts about his wife's fidelity
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3 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule

  • that woman has a sharp tongue, and her favored prey is her long-suffering husband
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