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predator

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
predatorpred‧a‧tor /ˈpredətə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 HBAan animal that kills and eats other animalsprey2 CRUELsomeone who tries to use another person’s weakness to get advantages a sexual predator
Examples from the Corpus
predatorThey also suspect that the move against wolves is part of a wider campaign against predators.The toxins defend them against predators, and most interestingly against the effects of bacteria and fungi.In due course the numbers will be drastically reduced by natural mortalities, disease and predators being the chief causes.The long spines of the sea urchins protect them from most predators.The more striking the colours, the easier they are to remember - no predator is likely to forget these particular insects.This beetle discharges a very hot fluid from a special gland at potential predators.It is a skill predators will readily learn.
From Longman Business Dictionarypredatorpred‧a‧tor /ˈpredətə-ər/ noun [countable] journalismFINANCE a company which takes advantage of another company weaker than itself, for example by trying to buy itThey want to prevent the business falling into the hands of an overseas predator.
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