Part of speech: verb

To seize food, as a bird or beast, by violence; plunder; make a victim; wear or waste; followed by on or upon.

Part of speech: noun

Any animal seized by another for food; a victim; booty.

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Usage examples "prey":

  1. Why stand I thus a prey To torturing fears! - "The Bride of Messina A Tragedy", Frederich Schiller.
  2. He and his men would arrive too late, they would find the trap sprung, and the prey escaped. - "100%: The Story of a Patriot", Upton Sinclair.
  3. He is good prey, made and provided by the sovereign law of the state. - "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.