verb (used without object)
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Origin of prey
OTHER WORDS FROM preypreyer, nounun·prey·ing, adjective
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However, it also may be a way for the snakes to eat prey that is too large to swallow.This snake rips open a living toad to feast on its organs|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 16, 2020|Science News For Students
As they scoop their prey from the water’s surface they may pick up some plastic, too.Polluting microplastics harm both animals and ecosystems|Alison Pearce Stevens|November 3, 2020|Science News For Students
Studies in the South Atlantic show wintering grounds in Brazil and Argentina produce more calves when prey is more abundant, or environmental conditions suggest it should be.The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes|By Emma Carroll/The Conversation|November 2, 2020|Popular Science
The bats sense their environments and find prey by calling out and listening for echoes made as those sounds bounce off of objects.Here’s what bats ‘see’ when they explore the world with sound|Carolyn Wilke|October 29, 2020|Science News For Students
The Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, in contrast, has a lower density of prey animals and fewer hunting opportunities.
He also says that Vannoni preyed on those who had lost hope, because they had “less to lose.”‘Hero’ Doc Accused of Harvesting Stem Cells in Dirty Basements|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As charming as he was ruthless and fueled by sectarian hate, Mehsud preyed on military forces and civilians alike.
The film is about a very young aspiring actress who is preyed on by a much older, established star.Susan Sarandon On ‘The Last of Robin Hood,’ NYC Mayor's Race, Being Hacked, More|Marlow Stern|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the story, she was christened “The Hipster Grifter,” because she preyed upon skinny-jeaned Williamsburg sorts.
She wept bitterly, and took it to heart so, it preyed on her health and spirits.Put Yourself in His Place|Charles Reade
His run of hard luck had preyed on his nerves and frayed his temper.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
They are generally spare and sickly, they are poorly fed and are preyed upon by fever.
It was easy to be foreseen that the grief which preyed upon her heart would soon destroy her, unless speedily allayed.Alonzo and Melissa|Daniel Jackson, Jr.
I was already speckled by the bites of a thousand swamp-flies and mosquitoes, that all night long had preyed upon me.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid