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prey

[preɪ] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. добыча, предмет охоты, ловли прям. и перен.

    2. жертва

  2. гл.

    (prey (up)on)

    1. ловить (кого-л. / что-л.), охотиться (на кого-л. / что-л.)

      1. паразитировать на (ком-л.), вымогать

      2. грабить

Learning (En-Ru)

prey

[preɪ]

  1. n

    добыча (тж; перен.)

  2. v

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To right and left spread the long white line of thundering foam, as though the ocean were some great beast of prey which was gnashing its glistening teeth at them.
Чернота океана за белой пенистой полосой прибоя казалась ощеренной пастью какого-то чудовища.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Firm Of GirdlestoneКонан Дойль, Артур / Торговый Дом Гердлстон
Торговый Дом Гердлстон
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Правда", 1966
The Firm Of Girdlestone
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 1889 by John W. Lowell
As a rule, wolf-mothers train their children to hunt by giving them prey to play with; and now watching the cubs chasing the puppy over the frozen snow and struggling with him, the mother thought: "Let them learn."
Обыкновенно волчихи приучают своих детей к охоте, давая им поиграть добычей; и теперь, глядя, как волчата гонялись по насту за щенком и боролись с ним, волчиха думала: "Пускай приучаются".
Чехов, А.П. / БелолобыйChekhov, A. / Whitebrow
Whitebrow
Chekhov, A.
© 1999 by Random House, Inc.
Белолобый
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974
Images from a million nature specials flashed through her head: big cats taking down their prey, grabbing hold of gazelles with their teeth and disemboweling them with hind claws that spun like the blades of a blender.
Перед мысленным взором девочки замелькали кадры из передач о дикой природе: она словно воочию видела, как крупные кошки набрасываются на свои жертвы, впиваются зубами в шеи газелей, выпускают им кишки жуткими когтями, острыми как бритва.
Westerfeld, Scott / The Secret HourВестерфельд, Скотт / Тайный час
Тайный час
Вестерфельд, Скотт
© 2004 by Alloy Entertainment and Scott David Westerfield
© Перевод.Н. Сосновская, 2005
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
The Secret Hour
Westerfeld, Scott
© 2004 by Alloy Entertainment and Scott David Westerfield
Most georges don’t realize it, but what a dragon uses most in taking a prey or in fighting are his strong wing muscles.
Большинство людей не представляют, что в битве или на охоте драконы больше всего надеются на свои сильные крылья.
Dickson, Gordon / Dragon at WarДиксон, Гордон / Дракон на войне
Дракон на войне
Диксон, Гордон
Dragon at War
Dickson, Gordon
I got out and stood for some time on the road, a prey to a vague and unpleasant feeling of helplessness.
Я слез и постоял некоторое время на дороге, смутно предаваясь чувству неприятного недоумения.
Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
At the risk of murder, he drugs the young priest and seizes the prey.
С риском умертвить молодого священника он опаивает его снотворным зельем и захватывает добычу.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / The Suicide ClubСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Клуб самоубийц
Клуб самоубийц
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Suicide Club
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© 2000 by Dover Publications. Inc.
By the door, the waters thrashed as the grendel whipped its prey, bashing it through the water.
Грендель тем временем продолжал яростно трепать из стороны в сторону безжизненное тело адмирала.
Rollins, James / Ice HuntРоллинс, Джеймс / Айсберг
Айсберг
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2003 by Jim Czajkowski
© В. Шуверов, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Ice Hunt
Rollins, James
© 2003 by Jim Czajkowski
At that moment even Talberg, who had never been a prey to sentimental feelings, recalled the dense black chords and the tattered pages of the age-old family copy of Faust.
Даже Тальбергу, которому не были свойственны никакие сентиментальные чувства, запомнились в этот миг и черные аккорды, и истрепанные страницы вечного «Фауста».
Bulgakov, Michail / The White GuardБулгаков, Михаил / Белая гвардия
Белая гвардия
Булгаков, Михаил
© Мурманское книжное издательство, 1990
The White Guard
Bulgakov, Michail
© 1971 by McGraw-Hill Book Company
Serial killers tended to prey on the weak and the marginalized.
Серийные убийцы обычно нападают на людей слабых, незащищенных.
Rankin, Ian / The Naming of the DeadРэнкин, Иэн / Перекличка мертвых
Перекличка мертвых
Рэнкин, Иэн
© John Rebus Ltd 2006
© Ю. Вейсберг, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО "Издательская группа Аттикус", Издательство "Иностранка" 2009
The Naming of the Dead
Rankin, Ian
© John Rebus Ltd 2006
He was thinking of her potential as prey to any of the hunters out there.
Он думал о том, как легко она может стать жертвой злоумышленника.
Rankin, Ian / A Question of BloodРэнкин, Иэн / Вопрос крови
Вопрос крови
Рэнкин, Иэн
© 2003 by John Rebus Limited
© Е. Осенева, перевод на русский язык, 2008
© ООО "Издательская группа Аттикус", Издательство "Иностранка", 2008
A Question of Blood
Rankin, Ian
© 2003 by John Rebus Limited
The birds of prey were feeding on the mangled festering carcases.
Только стервятники терзали изуродованные гниющие тела.
Thackeray, William Makepeace / The VirginiansТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Виргинцы. Том 1
Виргинцы. Том 1
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Правда", 1961
The Virginians
Thackeray, William Makepeace
You would have changed from hunters to prey, if ever you had overtaken them.
Догони вы их ненароком, живо превратились бы из охотников в добычу.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel / The Two TowersТолкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл / Две Крепости
Две Крепости
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл
© Издательство "Радуга", 1988
The Two Towers
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© 1988 by J. R. R. Tolkien
When pursuing pedigreed prey, simply stamp out euphemisms.
Преследуя породистую жертву, вообще не употребляйте эвфемизмы.
Lowndes, Leil / How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with YouЛаундес, Лейл / Как влюбить в себя любого
Как влюбить в себя любого
Лаундес, Лейл
© Leil Lowndes, 1996
© «Добрая книга», 2001 - Перевод и оформление
How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You
Lowndes, Leil
© 1995 by Debra McCarthy-Anderson and Carol Bruce-Thomas
© 1996 by Leil Lowndes
He felt exactly like prey as she paused in front of him, favoring him with a languid look that oozed over his body, her tongue lightly moistening bee-stung lips.
Он почувствовал себя жертвой, когда она замедлила шаг и, увлажняя кончиком языка пухлые губы, окинула его с головы до ног томным взором.
Mead, Richelle / Succubus on TopМид, Райчел / Голод суккуба
Голод суккуба
Мид, Райчел
© Е. Р. Волковыский, перевод на русский язык, 2010
© Издание на русском языке, ООО "Издательство"Эксмо", 2010
© 2008 by Richelle Mead
Succubus on Top
Mead, Richelle
© 2008 by Richelle Mead
Alberto’s cry finally cut out. As if knowing its prey was dead, a final bolt of energy tossed the man’s corpse to the shoreline of the glass pool.
Крик Альберто оборвался, и, словно поняв, что его жертва простилась с жизнью, стеклянный пол выбросил последний язык молнии, вышвырнувший обугленный труп за пределы стеклянного круга.
Rollins, James / Map of BonesРоллинс, Джеймс / Кости волхвов
Кости волхвов
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
© А. Новиков, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Map of Bones
Rollins, James
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski

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preɪNounдобыча; предмет охоты; ловлиExamples

beast of prey — хищное животное, хищник
bird of prey — хищная птица
Empty houses are prey to squatters. — Пустующие дома могут стать добычей сквоттеров.
Homeless young people are easy prey for drug-dealers. — Бездомные молодые люди - лёгкая добыча для торговцев наркотиками.

User translations

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  1. 1.

    жертва

    translation added by Талгат Мырзаханов
    Gold ru-en
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  2. 2.

    травоядное животное

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Collocations

beast of prey
вор
beast of prey
грабитель
beast of prey
похититель
beast of prey
хищник
bird of prey
хищная птица
predator-prey model
модель "хищник-жертва"
prey on one's mind
мучить
prey on one's mind
терзать
prey upon one's mind
мучить
prey upon one's mind
терзать
prey-predator problem
задача типа "жертва - хищник"
fall prey to philistinism
омещаниваться
bird of prey
хищник
prey species
вид-жертва
prey to passion
жертва страсти

Word forms

prey

noun
SingularPlural
Common casepreypreys
Possessive caseprey'spreys'

prey

verb
Basic forms
Pastpreyed
Imperativeprey
Present Participle (Participle I)preying
Past Participle (Participle II)preyed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I preywe prey
you preyyou prey
he/she/it preysthey prey
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am preyingwe are preying
you are preyingyou are preying
he/she/it is preyingthey are preying
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have preyedwe have preyed
you have preyedyou have preyed
he/she/it has preyedthey have preyed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been preyingwe have been preying
you have been preyingyou have been preying
he/she/it has been preyingthey have been preying
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I preyedwe preyed
you preyedyou preyed
he/she/it preyedthey preyed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was preyingwe were preying
you were preyingyou were preying
he/she/it was preyingthey were preying
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had preyedwe had preyed
you had preyedyou had preyed
he/she/it had preyedthey had preyed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been preyingwe had been preying
you had been preyingyou had been preying
he/she/it had been preyingthey had been preying
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will preywe shall/will prey
you will preyyou will prey
he/she/it will preythey will prey
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be preyingwe shall/will be preying
you will be preyingyou will be preying
he/she/it will be preyingthey will be preying
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have preyedwe shall/will have preyed
you will have preyedyou will have preyed
he/she/it will have preyedthey will have preyed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been preyingwe shall/will have been preying
you will have been preyingyou will have been preying
he/she/it will have been preyingthey will have been preying
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would preywe should/would prey
you would preyyou would prey
he/she/it would preythey would prey
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be preyingwe should/would be preying
you would be preyingyou would be preying
he/she/it would be preyingthey would be preying
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have preyedwe should/would have preyed
you would have preyedyou would have preyed
he/she/it would have preyedthey would have preyed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been preyingwe should/would have been preying
you would have been preyingyou would have been preying
he/she/it would have been preyingthey would have been preying
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am preyedwe are preyed
you are preyedyou are preyed
he/she/it is preyedthey are preyed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being preyedwe are being preyed
you are being preyedyou are being preyed
he/she/it is being preyedthey are being preyed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been preyedwe have been preyed
you have been preyedyou have been preyed
he/she/it has been preyedthey have been preyed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was preyedwe were preyed
you were preyedyou were preyed
he/she/it was preyedthey were preyed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being preyedwe were being preyed
you were being preyedyou were being preyed
he/she/it was being preyedthey were being preyed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been preyedwe had been preyed
you had been preyedyou had been preyed
he/she/it had been preyedthey had been preyed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be preyedwe shall/will be preyed
you will be preyedyou will be preyed
he/she/it will be preyedthey will be preyed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been preyedwe shall/will have been preyed
you will have been preyedyou will have been preyed
he/she/it will have been preyedthey will have been preyed