prey

prey(
prey
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (hunted animal)
a. la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Field mice are natural prey for hawks.Los ratones de campo son presa natural de los halcones.
2. (victim)
a. la víctima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Lonely, old people can be easy prey for telesales callers.Los viejos que se sienten solos pueden resultar víctimas fáciles de los televendedores.
b. la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Jim fell prey to suspicion and questioned his wife's whereabouts.Jim fue presa de la sospecha y se preguntaba por dónde andaría su mujer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to hunt; used with "on")
a. cazar
Wolves work in packs to prey on large animals.Los lobos trabajan en manadas para cazar animales grandes.
b. alimentarse de
The program showed snakes preying on small rodents and birds.El programa mostraba cómo las serpientes se alimentaban de roedores y pájaros pequeños.
4. (to exploit; used with "on")
a. abusar de
Gangs prey on weak, vulnerable children.Las pandillas abusan de niños débiles y vulnerables.
5. (to obsess; used with "on")
a. hacer presa en
The thought of addressing the conference was preying on her mind.La idea de pronunciar un discurso ante el congreso hizo presa en su mente.
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prey
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
to be a prey toser presa (fácil) para or de
to fall prey tocaer or ser víctima de
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prey [preɪ]
noun
presa (f); víctima (f)
beast of prey animal (m) de rapiña; bird of prey ave (f) de rapiña; to be (a) prey to ser víctima de; she is prey to irrational fears es presa de temores irracionales; he fell (a) prey to the disease fue víctima de la enfermedad
intransitive verb
to prey on [+animals] (attack) cazar; (feed on) alimentarse de; [+person] vivir a costa de; rabbits are preyed on by foxes los conejos son presa de los zorros; to prey on sb's mind traer preocupado or obsesionar a algn; doubts preyed on him le obsesionaban las dudas; the tragedy so preyed on his mind that ... la tragedia le obsesionó de tal modo que ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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