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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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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 bank boss, who earns a near-pounds 2million salary and bonus package, fell victim to the thieves at a cash machine in London.
fell victim to an unexpected $6 billion short-term liquidity problem and subsequent "run on the bank" by institutional investors.
The program is designed to combat the latest startling statistics: research by the FBI and Computer Security Institute notes that half of all corporate or government computer networks have been hacked, with many not even aware they fell victim.
29 (ANI): Ahead of the Triple Talaq discussion in the Rajya Sabha, another woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur fell victim to the practice.
The warning from Staffordshire Police comes after two families - including one from Cannock - fell victim to a share con and were duped into handing over a small fortune.
After leading most of the first half, Montclair Prep fell victim to an 8-2 Calvary Chapel run to close the second quarter and fell behind 28-24 in the opening minutes of the third.
In Danville, Kentucky, a blue ash that had been the national champion since 1970 fell victim to an overly manicured garden aesthetic.
The court acknowledged that Telsim fell victim to a series of exceptional events - an unprecedented economic crisis, the collapse of the Turkish Lira, and the legal requirement to increase the share capital in Telsim - that caused us to seek to reschedule our dollar denominated loans.
Kanwar said that the state government had so far compensated 126 civilian families who fell victim to the Naxal violence.
Santa Barbara 12, Calabasas 6: The host Calabasas boys' tennis team fell victim to hot temperatures on Monday afternoon against Santa Barbara, one of the top teams in Southern California.
Hundreds of trees fell victim, too--swept away by raging currents or submerged for months and literally drowned.