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vulture

noun

1 vulture

Any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion.

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Dutch: gier
Polish: sęp



2 vulture

Someone who attacks in search of booty.

synonyms: marauder, piranha, predator.

Dutch: stroper
Polish: hiena, ścierwojad, sęp


Moby thesaurus: blackmailer, bloodsucker, extortionist, filch, harpy, heist, hook, leech, lift, pinch, predator, profiteer, racketeer, raptor, shakedown artist, shark, snitch, swipe, vampire.

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