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What is another word for preying on?

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Exploiting someone for one's personal gain
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Present participle for attack, terrorize
“Most hoverfly larvae prey on aphids.”
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Present participle for to cheat or swindle someone
“It is a callous thing to do, to prey on a vulnerable elderly woman.”
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Present participle for to burden or worry with
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“The unfinished Requiem had begun to prey on his mind.”
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Present participle for to load or burden with a heavy weight, literally or figuratively
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Present participle for to loot or plunder by force
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Present participle for to subsist on a particular type of food
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Present participle for to be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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Present participle for to make excessive demands on
Noun
The action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
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