fall victim

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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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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The other nine hundred and seventy-nine die violent deaths in duels, in hunting, in aviation and in war; but perhaps by far the greatest death loss comes during the age of childhood, when vast numbers of the little Martians fall victims to the great white apes of Mars.
With Canberrans aged 55 years and over most likely to fall victim to scams, a proactive education and awareness program is now underway across retirement villages to empower residents to know their consumer rights.
It would tragedy for University's to fall victim current cost-Roger Godsiff, MP for Hall Green, said: "The Open University was one of the finest and most lasting achievements of the Harold Wilson Roger government.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations voiced alarm over a spike in the number of children who fall victim to human trafficking, saying kids account for one third of human smuggling victims worldwide.
71 in Lahore and 46 people in shekhopora fall victim to polio virus whereas the toll has risen to 1267 in Punjab so far.
Alcohol is known to contribute to problems of disorder and anti-social behaviour but it also lowers people''s awareness levels, making them more likely to fall victim to crime.
Summary: General Security warned Lebanese citizens Friday not to fall victim to a ring involved in forging Schengen visas, adding that it had arrested one of the group's members earlier this week.
Our guests who come here at night time often fall victim to these dogs, but no one is paying heed to our supplications for launching operation against them,' said Zaka Ullah, a teacher.
ALMOST one-in-10 British travellers now fall victim to thieves or con-men with pounds 414 taken, on average.
THE elderly are being urged not to fall victim to the bad weather this Christmas.
The Royal Oman Police has urged citizens and residents not to fall victim to such crooks and asked them to ignore such emails, which are a regular feature on the Internet.
The stray dogs are mostly not attracted and instead pet animals often fall victim.
Researchers predict that 20,500 households will fall victim as a direct result of moving home in 2011 - a 10 per cent increase from 2010.
The danger is that when credit is refused by banks, building societies and finance companies people can fall victim to loan sharks.
Studies say about 10 million people fall victim to identity theft every year, and there is no better time for these thieves to target their victims than during the holidays.