Bill, of course, is in the latter stages of Hep V—an AIDS-like virus that preys on vampires.
These two men helped create the payday loan business that preys on the poorest Americans.
This one is ugly for sure, a resistant-to-almost-everything bacteria that preys on the hospitalized patient.
Then there was the accusation by Kyle that she “preys on the weak.”
Putin preys on the fact that the West thinks money and sport are neutral, or at least civilizing influences.
A Scotsman is one who prays on his knees on Sunday and preys on his neighbors on week days.
He preys only on the smallest quadrupeds, and with all his voracity he is an arrant poltroon.
He preys exclusively on animals killed by himself, destroying a great quantity of game small mammals, birds and reptiles.
There are found the valuable beaver, and the wolverene that preys upon it.
It is a powerful bird that preys upon the smaller Gulls, eating both the eggs and young.
mid-13c., "animal hunted for food," also "that which is taken in war," from Old French preie "booty, animal taken in the chase" (mid-12c., Modern French proie), from Latin praeda "booty, plunder, game hunted," earlier praeheda, related to prehendere "to grasp, seize" (see prehensile).
c.1300, "to plunder, pillage, ravage," from prey (n.) and in part from Old French preer, earlier preder (c.1040), from Late Latin praedare, from praeda (see prey (n.)). Its sense of "to kill and devour" is attested from mid-14c. Related: Preyed; preying.