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fall victim

To fall prey to something. I fell victim to peer pressure, and I started drinking at the party. Please be careful not to fall victim to senioritis—you can't stop doing your work this close to graduation.
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fashion victim

A person who places too much value on popular trends and styles. It's one thing to have good taste in clothing, but it's another to be a fashion victim who always needs to be seen wearing popular brand names.
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professional victim

slang A derisive term for someone who claims to receive mistreatment from others, usually as a way to get attention. Boy, he's really the professional victim these days. What is he claiming I did to him this time?
See also: professional, victim

fall ˈvictim (to something)

(written) be injured, damaged or killed by something: Many plants have fallen victim to the sudden frost.
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Through this project, BOC funds three positions in CYA in an effort to increase restitution fine assessments and collections and to enhance the identification of Victims of Crime program claims.
Furthermore, considering rape as a theft implied that women were not victims, but merely the objects of the crime.
Additionally, 17 victims had 1 through 4 years of service, and 3 officers had less than 1 year of service.
If I had refused, I would have been killed together with the victims.
Analysis of telephone interviews with a national sample of rape victims indicates that women raped by men they know now seek help from the police as often as those raped by strangers, she says.
Training should emphasize vigilance in identifying victims or potential victims as the first and most important component of the guard's job.
On the other side of the issue, the Fair Action in Insurance Reform (FAIR) committee says innocent accident victims are suffering under the current no-fault auto insurance scheme, while the insurance sector is reaping record profits.
Among the single-bias hate crime incidents in 2011, there were 3,645 victims of racially motivated hate crime.
The sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) (10) specializes in providing care and treatment to sexual assault victims.
It provides privacy for victims and allows all of the parties involved to interact in a focused and coordinated way, which greatly improves the processes necessary to help those who have experienced sexual assault.
To provide counselling for homeless aboriginal and non-aboriginal youth who are victims of sexual abuse.
For the CPA assisting disaster victims, there are several considerations--from helping victims remember the contents of their homes to disaster-related tax issues--that may go overlooked in the emotion and panic following a natural disaster.
The service will be registered as a charity, we will ensure victims of crime, whether referred by police, by another agency or coming themselves to Victims First, are contacted by a co-ordinator who will give them help and support to cope and recover.
A major independent review is to be carried out into the treatment of victims of crime and witnesses in London, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, announced today.