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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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In the Second Division, high-flying Brighton will have an unscheduled New Year rest after their home clash with struggling Northampton fell victim to the cold spell.
11 attacks on the United States, a meeting of the Anglican Indigenous Network very nearly fell victim to logistics.
Amy, 12, fell victim to her cliquey friends and admits in total embarrassment, "I joined in on it.
Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir George Mathewson fell victim to a heist dubbed "shoulder surfing" - where thieves look over the shoulder of the victim, check his PIN number then steal his card.
British officials now suspect that pigs at a single farm in northeastern England first fell victim to FMD, the UK's only outbreak since 1967.
During the '70s, he fell victim to Castro's programmatic persecution of homosexuals: The "antirevolutionary" themes of Arenas's writings and his refusal to apologize for having had sex with, by his count, 5,000 men led to his incarceration in the notorious El Morro prison.
Louis-based parent of General American Life Insurance Co., fell victim to an unexpected $6 billion short-term liquidity problem and subsequent "run on the bank" by institutional investors.
LAHORE -- Clarifying a Dec 3 news report from Sargodha, the spokesperson for the Punjab police says 18-month-old Savera fell victim to a family dispute and that no faith healer had directed her father, Mutahir Rasool, to kill her.
29 (ANI): Ahead of the Triple Talaq discussion in the Rajya Sabha, another woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur fell victim to the practice.
She fell victim to peer pressure, progressing from cannabis on to heroin.
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.
Three fossil neck bones from an ancient flying reptile--one of them with the broken tip of a tooth embedded in it--indicate that the winged creatures occasionally fell victim to meat eaters.
In Danville, Kentucky, a blue ash that had been the national champion since 1970 fell victim to an overly manicured garden aesthetic.
Advertising agencies fell victim to the tech boom by allowing the euphoria of a client surplus to overshadow prudent client vetting, says Mark DiMassimo, CEO of DiMassimo Brand Advertising in New York.
The original neo-Gothic chapel fell victim to subsidence and was replaced in 1963 with a tepee-like structure covered in copper.