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
Bill, of course, is in the latter stages of Hep V—an AIDS-like virus that preys on vampires.'True Blood' Ends With a Whimper: The Sexy HBO Vampire Series Is (Finally) Over|Marlow Stern|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Putin preys on the fact that the West thinks money and sport are neutral, or at least civilizing influences.
This one is ugly for sure, a resistant-to-almost-everything bacteria that preys on the hospitalized patient.Why I’m Not Worried About Dying From a Superbug, and You Shouldn’t Be, Either|Kent Sepkowitz|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then there was the accusation by Kyle that she “preys on the weak.”‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump Dishes|Nicole LaPorte|February 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These two men helped create the payday loan business that preys on the poorest Americans.
This preys on the mind of Elsa till she asks the fatal question.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas|W. J. Henderson
The Canadian lynx (peeshew) is a timid but well-armed animal, which preys upon the American hare.
Like the Sea-Anemone it preys on animals smaller than itself.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life|B. Lindsay
The eyes are well set back, greenish, alert with almost human intelligence of the type that preys.The Story of the Trapper|A. C. Laut
The Sparrow-hawk is a larger and fiercer bird, and the one that preys most frequently on chickens.Mamma's Stories about Birds|Anonymous (AKA the author of "Chickseed without Chickweed")