English version

prey on/upon somebody/something

From Longman Business Dictionaryprey on/upon somebody/something phrasal verb [transitive] to take advantage of people who are weak or easily deceivedfake charities that prey on small businesses for contributions prey→ See Verb table
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Verb table
prey
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprey
he, she, itpreys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypreyed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave preyed
he, she, ithas preyed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad preyed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill prey
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have preyed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam preying
he, she, itis preying
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you, we, theyare preying
Past
I, he, she, itwas preying
you, we, theywere preying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been preying
he, she, ithas been preying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been preying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be preying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been preying
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