predatory

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Borrowed from Latin praedatorius.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹedətəɹi/
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predatory (comparative more predatory, superlative most predatory)

  1. Of, or relating to a predator.
    • 2021 July 3, Phil McNulty, “Ukraine 0-4 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Harry Kane was back to his predatory best after struggling in the group stage, following up his goal against Germany by poking home a superb pass from Raheem Sterling after only four minutes.
  2. Living by preying on other living animals.
  3. (figuratively) Exploiting or victimizing others for personal gain.

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