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Noun: quarry  kwor-ee or kwór-ee [N. Amer], kwó-ree [Brit]
  1. A person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    "he fell quarry to muggers";
    - prey, target, fair game
     
  2. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    - pit, stone pit
     
  3. Animal hunted or caught for food
    - prey
Verb: quarry  kwor-ee or kwór-ee [N. Amer], kwó-ree [Brit]
  1. (quarrying) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
    "quarry marble"

Derived forms: quarrying, quarried, quarries

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, excavation, exploit, fauna, tap, victim

Encyclopedia: Quarry, Oxford