predatory

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (related to predation)
a. depredador
Some unknown predatory creature has been killing neighborhood cats.Alguna criatura depredadora desconocida ha estado matando los gatos del barrio.
b. predador
We studied predatory animals in biology class this week.Estudiamos los animales predadores en la clase de biología esta semana.
c. predatorio
Cougars have predatory instincts.Los pumas tienen instintos predatorios.
d. rapaz (invariable)
A predatory bird swooped down and grabbed a mouse from the field.Un ave rapaz se abalanzó sobre un ratón del campo y lo agarró.
2. (related to exploitation)
a. predatorio
The legislature has approved a bill to reduce predatory lending.La legislatura ha aprobado un proyecto de ley para reducir los préstamos predatorios.
b. rapaz (invariable)
The smear campaign is the work of political operatives and predatory reporters.La campaña de difamación es la obra de agentes políticos y reporteros rapaces.
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predatory
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (animal)
a. predador(ora), depredador(ora)
2. (person)
a. aprovechado(a)
predatory [ˈpredətərɪ]
adjective
[+animal] depredador; [+bird] de presa; rapaz; [+person] rapaz
don't be rushed into decisions by predatory financial advisers
[+look] devorador
she was oblivious to the predatory stares she received when we entered the bar
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