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prey in Animals topic

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