verb (used without object)
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Origin of prey
OTHER WORDS FROM preypreyer, nounun·prey·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for prey
Being a predator and preying on underage kids makes you a predator.‘Dozens and Dozens’ of Hollywood Sex Assault Victims Coming Forward, Lawyer Says|Tim Teeman|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But young men have been “preying” on young women since the dawn of time.‘Fantasy Slut League’: Earning Points for Sexual Encounters in High School|Lizzie Crocker|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Finally, there are criminal elements that seem to be preying on all sides of the conflict.Syria’s Propaganda Cloud: How the West Is Falling for Misinformation|Riad al Khouri|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sandusky has been charged with preying on young boys over a 15-year period.Joe Paterno’s Troubling Attitude Toward Sex Charges|Nick Summers|November 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The number of cases has led to speculation that a serial killer has been preying on women in the area.
Verily, unto such a spirit it is preying, and the work of a beast of prey.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
The thought of him got to preying upon me every night; I could not get rid of it.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She had been cruising round for two years, preying upon American commerce.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White
What you have seen and heard has been a preying upon you of wild thoughts.Green Fire|Fiona Macleod
Look at the monopolists now preying upon the public in every corner of the land.The Brothers' War|John Calvin Reed