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bottom feeder

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Definition of bottom feeder in English:

noun

1Any marine creature that lives on the seabed and feeds by scavenging.
Example sentences
  • These fish are primarily bottom feeders and are aided in food finding by sensitive sensory papillae on their lips.
  • Some swellsharks are sluggish bottom feeders that prey on dead or sleeping fish or crustaceans.
  • For the most part cryptically marked bottom feeders, many clinids change color near spawning time.
2North American informal A member of a group of very low social status who survives by any means possible.
Example sentences
  • In effect, the company has been taken over by its bankers who have signalled that they are not always prepared to sell off ailing investments for a pittance to the bottom feeders now gorging themselves on the corpses of failed companies.
  • Question is: will the mobile operator launch with a Vodafone Lite brand - or trawl for bottom feeders with a virtual mobile operator in tow?
  • His was a bottom feeder bargain basement operation.

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