Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prey

2 senses of prey

Sense 1
prey, quarry, target, fair game -- (a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt")
       => victim -- (an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance)

Sense 2
prey, quarry -- (animal hunted or caught for food)
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prey

2 senses of prey

Sense 1
prey, feed -- (profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity")
       => exploit, work -- (use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy")

Sense 2
raven, prey, predate -- (prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs")
       => forage -- (wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods")

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