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noun [countable] predator pronunciation in British English /ˈpredətə(r)/
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  1. 1
    biology an animal that kills and eats other animals
    The birds have to be protected from foxes and other predators.
  2. 2
    business a company that tries to take control of other companies
    We have allowed our leading businesses to be bought up by foreign predators.


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