Definitions

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  • n. prey; plunder; booty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Prey; plunder; booty.
  • intransitive v. To prey; to plunder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To plunder; pillage; rob.
  • n. Spoil; booty; plunder; pillage.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Prosecutors said the deal wasn't legitimate because Enron had promised to take Merrill out of the deal within six months at a prede termined profit.

    U.S. Won't Seek Retrial of Former Merrill Lynch Official in Enron Case

  • WELLINGTON WEBBWebb, who wears tennis shoes even with suits, took a laughingstock of an airport from his prede - cessor and helped get it open.

    City Slickers

  • His progress was notably slower than that of his prede-cessor.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • At best meta - physical beliefs can only be dogmatically, rather than demonstratively, maintained, as were in fact, Kant held, the beliefs of his immediate rationalist prede - cessors of the Wolffian school in Germany.

    METAPHYSICAL IMAGINATION

  • In theology, as in so much of its life, the twentieth century has been in sharp revolt against its prede - cessor — as the nineteenth was against the eighteenth.

    IDEA OF GOD SINCE 1800

  • Like his prede - cessor, Babbitt sought too neat a compartmentalization not only of art forms but of genre.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Each of the yugas differs from its prede - cessor much as the Ages of Hesiod did, in that wicked - ness and general evil grow greater.

    CYCLES

  • At this mo - ment there came into existence a violent anti-Platonic literature which made Plato appear as the true prede - cessor of the detestable Rousseau.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Building on the foundations prepared by his highly admired prede - cessor, Ptolemy was able to complete the edifice of ancient cosmology.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • But, unlike his Damascene prede - cessor, Copernicus did not use a second epicycle for the sun; he retained eccentric orbits; and his numerical results also differed, being based in part on his own observations.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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