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How to Pronounce Preying?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Preying" is [pɹˈe͡ɪɪŋ], [pɹˈe‍ɪɪŋ], [p_ɹ_ˈeɪ_ɪ_ŋ].

"Preying" in context

Preying is an act of aggression by an animal that is attempting to eat another animal or organism. Preying involves hunting, stalking, and seizing the prey with their mouths, claws or other body parts. Preying animals may use their environment as an advantage when looking for potential prey, such as in the case of a predatory bird who uses its upraised wings as a vantage point. Preying is a vital survival skill for animals, as it is their primary source of energy and nutrients to survive and thrive. Preying animals usually adapt their own physiognomies, senses, and behaviors to support the act of preying.

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Usage over time for Preying:

This graph shows how "Preying" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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