prey

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Synonyms for prey

quarry

prey on something or someone: hunt

prey on something or someone: worry

Synonyms for prey

one that is made to suffer injury, loss, or death

Synonyms for prey

a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

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animal hunted or caught for food

profit from in an exploitatory manner

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prey on or hunt for

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Acting upon information supplied by a doorman of a Park Avenue cooperative, the Greenthal Group researched the advertisements which had initially appeared in August, spoke to two victims who had fallen prey to O'Brien's scheme, and combed the real estate classified advertisements for weeks after, waiting for O'Brien to strike again.
Beebe admits he has fallen prey to these ambiguities in the past.
One out of every five Americans has become a victim of identity theft, or has fallen prey to some type of personal information intrusion in the past year.
Some continue to dominate, and some have fallen prey to the competition, he said.
If not for their dog's protective instincts, the family of retired postal worker Richard Humphrey may have fallen prey to Mexican wolves during an April 1998 camping trip near Safford, Arizona.
Because changing financial circumstances and investment objectives can require the liquidation of an investor's interest prior to the disposition of the underlying asset by the general partners, many unsuspecting limited partnership investors have fallen prey to these offers.
Younger people have fallen prey to scams in general, but seniors have been easier targets.