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predatory in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpredatorypred‧a‧to‧ry /ˈpredətəri $ -tɔːri/ adjective  1 HBAa predatory animal kills and eats other animals for food2 ADVANTAGEtrying to use someone’s weakness to get advantages for yourself – used to show disapproval predatory pricing
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predatoryBut however the goals of their lowland neighbours have shifted over time, they have remained essentially predatory.Forest boy, like Forest girl, had found out too soon about the predatory appetites of the fully grown.This area of Falkirk has always had a resident population of these handsome but predatory birds.The predatory gleam in his eyes told her in no uncertain manner that he wanted her too.This behaviour is typical of many predatory mammals - and indeed birds.His smooth face was slashed open by his predatory mouth, as if an invisible hatchet were biting into fruit.predatory sales practicesWhile Hyacinth awarded marks, others, just as predatory, were giving her the eye.