be/fall prey to sb/sth


be/fall prey to sb/sth
be/fall prey to sb/sth
to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : »

The once-successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis.

FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or organization: »

The bank seems likely to fall prey to a bigger organization.

Main Entry: prey

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • fall prey to sth — be/fall prey to sb/sth ► to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : »The once successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis. ► FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or… …   Financial and business terms

  • fall prey to sb — be/fall prey to sb/sth ► to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : »The once successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis. ► FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or… …   Financial and business terms

  • be/fall prey to sth — be/fall prey to sb/sth ► to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : »The once successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis. ► FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or… …   Financial and business terms

  • be/fall prey to sb — be/fall prey to sb/sth ► to be harmed or deceived by someone or something : »The once successful property development company has fallen prey to the current economic crisis. ► FINANCE to be bought by a larger, more powerful company or… …   Financial and business terms

  • prey — ▪ I. prey prey 1 [preɪ] verb prey on/​upon somebody/​something phrasal verb [transitive] to take advantage of people who are weak or easily deceived: • fake charities that prey on small businesses for contributions   [m0] ▪ II. prey prey 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • prey — prey1 [preı] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preie, from Latin praeda something seized ] 1.) [singular,U] an animal, bird etc that is hunted and eaten by another animal = ↑predator ▪ a tiger stalking its prey 2.) bird/beast of prey a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — fall1 W1S1 [fo:l US fo:l] v past tense fell [fel] past participle fallen [ˈfo:lən US ˈfo:l ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move downwards)¦ 2¦(stop standing/walking etc)¦ 3¦(decrease)¦ 4¦(become)¦ 5¦(belong to a group)¦ 6 fall short of something 7 fall victim/prey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prey — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ easy ▪ Teenagers are easy prey for unscrupulous drug dealers. ▪ helpless (esp. AmE), unsuspecting ▪ They watched a hawk swoop down on its unsuspecting prey …   Collocations dictionary

  • prey — 1 noun 1 (U) an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal or by a person: a tiger stalking its prey 2 bird/beast of prey a bird or animal which lives by killing and eating other animals: falcons and other birds of prey 3 be/fall prey to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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