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1‘he was victimized by cruel practical jokers’
exploit, prey on, take advantage of, swindle, dupe, cheat, trick, hoodwink, double-cross, defraud
persecute, pick on, push around, lean on, bully, abuse, discriminate against, ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat, harass, hound, torment, terrorize, torture, punish unfairly
informal get at, have it in for, have a down on, be down on, give someone a hard time, hassle, needle, get on someone's back, make things hot for someone, take for a ride, con, diddle, rip off, fleece
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