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prey

1 noun ZOOL animals eaten by other animalscreach fem2  c m uto seek out the prey an chreach a sheilgthey're easy prey for foxes is furasta do mhadraí rua breith orthu 2 noun of targeting by criminals, etcbanks have become prey to a new age of criminals tá glúin nua coirpeach ag robáil na mbancan empty house is easy prey is éasca teach folamh a chreachadh
phrasal verbs

prey on

(also

prey upon

) 1 (v + prep) ZOOL catch and eat TRANSITIVEcreach verb  c m uto prey upon sth rud a chreachadh, rud a sheilg, rud a fhiachit preys on small rodents itheann sé creimirí beaga 2 (v + prep) harm, exploit TRANSITIVEto prey on children teacht i dtír ar pháistí, bheith ag gabháil do pháistícriminals prey on older people tagann coirpigh i dtír ar dhaoine aostathe pirates preyed upon the ship chreach na foghlaithe mara an long
phrases

to fall prey to

(also

to become prey to

) he fell prey to the cold winter fuair an geimhreadh fuar an ceann is fearr air, bhí drochdhóigh air i ndiaidh an gheimhridh fhuairshe fell prey to drug dealers fuair mangairí drugaí greim uirthi, bhí sí i ngreim ag mangairí drugaí

to prey on sb's mind

(also

to prey upon sb's mind

) goilleadh ar dhuineduine a chiapadhduine a chrácur ar dhuinethe exam is preying on her mind níl sí in ann an scrúdú a chur as a ceann, níl a dhath ar a hintinn ach an scrúdú