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What is another word for preyed on?

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To have exploited someone for one's personal gain
Past tense for to eat (as prey)
“These animals prey on worms and insects, and frequently even on one another.”
Past tense for to hunt and catch (to eat as prey)
“Isle Royale wolves prey on moose at all times of the year.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to exploit, cheat or deceive for personal gain
“It is a lifelong suspicion of charismatic people, who so often prey on the gullible.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to load or burden with a heavy weight, literally or figuratively
Past tense for to be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
Past tense for to make excessive demands on
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