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What is another word for prey on?

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To eat (as prey)
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“These animals prey on worms and insects, and frequently even on one another.”
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To hunt and catch (to eat as prey)
“Isle Royale wolves prey on moose at all times of the year.”
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To kill, especially after hunting (to eat as prey)
“In most areas where mountain lions prey on substantial numbers of sheep, it is relatively few of the cougars that do most of the killing.”
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To exploit, cheat or deceive for personal gain
“It is a lifelong suspicion of charismatic people, who so often prey on the gullible.”
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To plunder or loot by force
“Nothing seemed to stop him for long, for he continued to prey on the villages of the Royal Forest.”
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To worry or trouble emotionally or mentally
“Its wildly eccentric and diverse inhabitants and all that they potentially represented continued to prey on his mind.”
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To load or burden with a heavy weight, literally or figuratively
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To cheat or swindle someone
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To make excessive demands on
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