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Dictionary definition for: Quarry

1. (n) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers" "everyone was fair game" "the target of a manhunt"

2. (v) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"

3. (n) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for "quarry" is "stone pit"

4. (n) animal hunted or caught for food

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