- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvʌltʃə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvʌltʃɚ/
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vulture (plural vultures)
- Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
- (figuratively, colloquial) A person who profits from the suffering of others.
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- (figuratively, colloquial) To circle around one's target as if one were a vulture.
- Rudy vultured when asking the girl out.
- (obsolete) ravenous; rapacious
- 1593, [William Shakespeare], Venvs and Adonis, London: Imprinted by Richard Field, […], OCLC 837166078; Shakespeare’s Venvs & Adonis: […], 4th edition, London: J[oseph] M[alaby] Dent and Co. […], 1896, OCLC 19803734:
- Whose vultur thought doth pitch the price so hie,
That she will draw his lips rich treasure drie.