|1.||[ noun ] a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence|
|Synonyms:||target fair_game quarry|
"he fell prey to muggers" "everyone was fair game" "the target of a manhunt"
|Related terms:||victim target|
|2.||[ noun ] (zoology) animal hunted or caught for food|
|Related terms:||animal game raven|
|3.||[ verb ] profit from in an exploitatory manner|
"He feeds on her insecurity"
|4.||[ verb ] (food) prey on or hunt for|
"These mammals predate certain eggs"
|Related terms:||forage predation|