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prey in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreyprey1 /preΙͺ/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [singular, uncountable]HBA an animal, bird etc that is hunted and eaten by another animal opp predator πŸ”Š a tiger stalking its prey2 β†’ bird/beast of prey3 β†’ be/fall prey to somebody/something4 β†’ easy prey
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preyβ€’ They become a prey to nameless and often unspoken fears.β€’ Men prowled the motel like packs of wolves searching out easy prey.β€’ It is hardly surprising that in such environments, adolescents fall prey to peer pressure.β€’ These refugees fell prey to marauding gangs, even to troopers, or to one another.β€’ The toothed whales have a set of teeth which they use to grasp large and quick-moving prey, mainly squid or fish.β€’ Many birds of prey regurgitate pellets which contain the indigestible remains of their prey, including much of the bone.β€’ Thirdly, the species composition of the prey animals may be characteristic of particular predator types.β€’ Snakes sometimes caught their prey here by dropping from above.β€’ Snakes track their prey by its scent.