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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: prey /preɪ/
  1. 1
    an animal that is caught by another animal and eaten

    Spiders usually catch their prey by building webs.

    See also  bird of prey
  2. 2
    someone that a criminal or dishonest person attacks, cheats, or harms

    a hired killer stalking his prey

    easy prey:

    Homeless children were easy prey for drug dealers and pimps in the capital.

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