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predatory

pertaining to predator.

predatory behavior
the hunting of birds, mice and small reptiles by cats and the hunting and herding behavior of dogs, often facilitated in a pack.
Wild predators kill mostly for prey, only one victim at a time. Urban dogs kill a lot of sheep in a flock, many more than they could eat.
predatory lesions
dog attacks cause massive hemorrhages, much tissue disruption, broken bones; attack mostly thighs, flanks, lambs have crushed skulls; foxes attack tongue, lower jaw, tail area, thigh; coyotes eat a part of the carcass, crushing and tearing of larynx, fang marks in skin, lambs crushed head and neck; crows attack eyes, tongue, anus, umbilicus of already immobilized victim.
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Attraction of predatorily naive postlarval lobster to extracts of metabolites of common prey: Mytilus edulis, Mya arenaria, Cancer irroratus, and Asterias vulgaris.
36 The idea is to price predatorily in one market and finance this venture with profits earned in other, less competitive markets.
advertising and insertion in Defendant's newspaper[], and predatorily pricing Defendant's printing and insertion services.
Ad/Sat cannot possibly compete if Associated Press predatorily charges prices below Ad/Sat's transmission costs, which are largely determined and controlled by Associated Press," the suit continues.
199) Dominant firms can predatorily drive smaller competitors from markets should they manage to gain a foothold, as has occurred in waste disposal.
42) The Tenth Circuit found predatory pricing possible on the theory that, while the cost of offering the MBE materials separately was approximately $15, they were priced predatorily when included "free" with the full service course.
1998) (dismissing monopolization claim against manufacturer of slaughterhouse equipment, which allegedly offered original equipment at predatorily low prices, but made up losses by charging high prices for replacement spare parts).
Major carriers like United, American, and Delta are ten to eighteen times larger than JetBlue and AirTran in terms of annual revenues and number of aircraft operated; merging bankrupt major carriers together, as some now advocate, (195) might only strengthen the merged giants' power to predatorily drive these smaller carriers from routes and markets (as they have done for two decades), (196) while the billions of financial liabilities dumped by bankrupt major carriers on the nation's pension insurance agency will not soon disappear.
For example, during a predatory pricing campaign, consumers are benefited by the predatorily low price; the harm comes in the resulting effects on competition.