Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Prey"

The meaning of "Prey" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does prey to a thousand cuts from penny-pinching bureaucrats, mean?
A: The expression "fall prey to ~" means to become a victim of ~. "Prey" literally means 餌食, so you can imagine ~ being a predator, and its victim becomes its prey. In this case, the "penny-pinching bureaucrats" (けちな官僚) are the predator. "Thousand cuts" comes from the expression "death by a thousand cuts", which refers to allegedly Chinese method of execution where the execution keeps cutting little pieces from the victim until they die. Used metaphorically, it refers to sustaining a small amount of damage every time, but due to how many times you sustain that damage, you die anyway. So if someone is "prey to a thousand cuts", it means they were victimized numerous times, but for a small amount of damage each time.
Q: What does preying mean?
A: It means: To hunt something down (especially to eat it) E.g.: The panther was preying on the deer. Sometimes, it also means to take advantage of someone. These politicians keep preying on the people for their money.
Q: What does preying on mean?
A: It means hunting, You could say the lion is preying on the sheep or the lion is going to eat the sheep
Q: What does prey mean?
A: prey is something that a superior animal kills or eats. The predator kills the prey.
Q: What does to fall prey to failure mean?
A: "Prey" are animals that are eaten and hunted down by other animals (those hunters would be predators). Therefore, to say "to fall prey to failure" is a literary way to say "to become vulnerable/open to (the predator of) failure

Example sentences using "Prey"

Q: Please show me example sentences with preying.
A: preying is hunting and killing something for food. Prey = the thing you are hunting Preying can also mean taking advantage of someone
Q: Please show me example sentences with prey, prey on.
A: The hungry lion was circling its prey The evil conman was intending to swindle money by preying on the naive elderly woman.
Q: Please show me example sentences with to fall prey on.
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Synonyms of "Prey" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between to prey and to hunt ?
A: TO BE PREY This is used to describe something that is being hunted by another animal (The mouse is the cat’s prey./The mouse is preyed on by the cat.) TO HUNT This is used when an animal/person is hunting for another animal. (The cat is hunting the mouse./ The mouse is hunted by the cat.) Basically, hunt is for an animal that is looking for something to eat, and prey is for an animal that is hiding, and will be the meal!
Q: What is the difference between a prey and a game ?
A: Yes, you can. But keep in mind that "game" itself has several uses as well
Q: What is the difference between prey and stuck ?
A: Prey is what a predator eats. Prey is a small animal that a larger animal eats. Stuck means you are trapped or imobilized, or you can not move.

Translations of "Prey"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What does "Don't be like a prey" mean??
A: Prey animals are eaten by other animals. So, "don't be like prey" means "don't run and hide."
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? prey
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? preying
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Other questions about "Prey"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce prey and pray.
A: 发音是一样的。
Q: As he gets closer to his prey, he must be quieter." does this sound natural?
A: "As he gets closer to his prey, he must get quieter." if it is happening now. If it already happened, "As he got closer to his prey, he had to be quieter."
Q: "Either you will be a prey or a hunter." does this sound natural?
A: "Either you become the hunter or the hunted" is a more common and natural English version. ☺
Q: Also, small prey tend to hide in tiny spaces in their natural environments does this sound natural?
A: It's sounds good but try to improve the sound of the a
Q: How do you say when you fall prey to and are under the complete influence of someone who has this bad intention to harm you? It's like you suffering (because of him) in a way that he wants you to.
A: I don't think there is a specific word to it.

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