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A person, business, corporation or political body who/whichpreys on the misfortune of others. These people/businesses/political parties often present themselves as charismatic, and commence engineering involvement with people, businesses, communities or nations at the early signs of their downfall.
The most obvious examples are:

* In laws (spouses or children) who suddenly become interested in there extended families affairs when it looks like death and inheritance is looming.
"They're inheritance vultures".
* Relatively desperate men or women who act as a support when they notice a relationship is on the rocks. They tend to offer biased support with hope of gaining a partner, mostly due to their lack of character, beauty or charm.
"He's a vulture, after his mates girlfriend cause he can't find his own".
* Loan sharks of all descriptions, but especially those who hang around Casinos with semi-Legitimate legal deeds/documents for extremely undervalued loans of cash for or houses, cars, jewelery etc...
"If you go to the casino, avoid the vultures in the car park, they'll take you for everything you own".
* Scammers,spammers and con-artists targeting middle class to poorer individuals. Combined internet/mobile messaging ones are the most recent mutation of these mutants.
"Social networking individuals fall victim to vulture scammers/spammers in hope of meeting someone (special?)"
* Unethical businesses/business people/government bodies who watch and often encourage the collapse of businesses for personal benefit.
"That corporation is being a vulture, they are fraudulently or unethically undermining their competitors business efforts pure greed, not survival"
* Corporations/Political bodies/ Governments who exploit developing nations poverty and misery.
"It is apparent that 'x' country has used supposed political concern and intervention in 'y' countries internal affairs in order to gain control for purposes of power, economic greed and domination".
by 13th hero March 22, 2008
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Derogatory (although deserved) term for panhandlers after their method of sizing up who looks the most vulnerable to be hit up on for money, like the bird species which swoops around looking for what they think are weak and/or injured animals to consume.

I see some homeless people swooping all around me like vultures, time to make a abrupt turn away from them!
by Piranha August 20, 2006
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a guy who would woo a vulnerable girl who just came from a bad relationship or had a bad break up.
Albert just vultured Karen!
You are such a vulture! You know she just broke up with John.
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(1)adj. Any person/thing who picks apart/scavenges through an object or place to obtain useful or working parts/pieces to benefit himself.

(2)v. the act of picking apart/scavenging through an object or place to obtain useful or working parts/pieces to benefit oneself.

adj. Vulture
v. Vultured, Vulturing
adv. Vulturingly
(1) "Dude! he's such a vulture! There's nothing left of that toaster!"

(2) "He totally just vultured that computer! there are no more working parts!"

"They really went through that pastry shop vulturingly; there is nothing good left!"
by Tyler Mark June 11, 2008
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(verb) to actively wait until a relationship ends, and then swoop in and attempt to establish one's own relationship.

However, no sabotage is done, as in a vulture circling above an animal (the relationship) dying in the desert. Vultures are scavengers, and let the relationship fall apart naturally so they don't feel guilty (although guilt may be present regardless.)
"You've really got some nerve to vulture us like that, George!"

"But Jenny!"
by BTBAM14 January 26, 2008
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A friend who would have sex with your gf/bf or spouse. A friend who would would get your date your ex knowing that you still love them
That kid is a vulture, im gonna punch him right in the face
by random person March 14, 2005
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