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a. An animal hunted or caught by another for food: The leopard carried its prey into a tree.
b. The collection of animals typically hunted and eaten by a predator: the acoustic location of prey by barn owls.
a. An object or victim of attack: ships that became the prey of pirates.
b. One that is subjected to or afflicted with something: was prey to depression.
c. One that is deceived or taken advantage of by another: easy prey for swindlers.
3. Archaic
a. The act or practice of preying.
b. Plunder; booty.
intr.v. preyed, prey·ing, preys
1. To hunt, catch, or eat as prey: Owls prey on mice.
2. To victimize or make a profit at someone else's expense: swindlers who prey upon the weak.
3. To plunder or pillage: Vikings preying on coastal settlements.
4. To exert a baneful or injurious effect: Remorse preyed on his mind.

[Middle English preie, from Old French, from Latin praeda, booty, prey; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

prey′er n.
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Both creatures were petrified into the mutual stare that is of the hunter and the hunted, the preyer and the prey, the meat-eater and the meat.
(14.) Plontke S, Lowenheim H, Preyer S, Leins P, Dietz K, Koitschev A, et al.
But when it came right down to it, we were just competing against that other team," said Willie Preyer, who played center field for the all-black Pensacola Jaycees.
In total, 36 healthy albino male guinea pigs with an initial weight of 250-300 g and a positive Preyer reflex were used.
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Similarly, it is also useful and safer option in a management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (Preyer et al., 2015).
(158.) The Jeffersonian opposition in the 1790s feared Federalists were attempting to use English legal methods to expand the power of the Constitution by importing common law ideas, including those about treason, see Kathryn Preyer, Jurisdiction to Punish: Federal Authority, Federalism and the Common Law of Crimes in the Early Republic 4 Law & hist.
For low CV, that is, low noise level, such as in the case of the experiments carried out by Preyer and Butera [65] on neurons of the abdominal ganglia of Aplysia californica, a spline fit of the recorded signal can successfully remove data noise and give the PRC.