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prey on

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Synonyms for prey on

  • bully
  • devour
  • exploit
  • feed on
  • fleece
  • haunt
  • intimidate
  • oppress
  • plunder
  • take advantage of
  • victimize
  • blackmail
  • bleed
  • burden
  • consume
  • depredate
  • distress
  • eat
  • hunt
  • live off
  • load
  • raid
  • seize
  • tax
  • trouble
  • weigh
  • worry
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Antonyms for prey on

  • aid
  • assist
  • give
  • help
  • guard
  • protect
  • save
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WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "animal hunted for food," also "that which is taken in war," from Old French preie "booty, animal taken in the chase" (mid-12c., Modern French proie), from Latin praeda "booty, plunder, game hunted," earlier praeheda, related to prehendere "to grasp, seize" (see prehensile).

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