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stalk2

stalk2

pronunciation:
stawk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stalked, stalking, stalks
definition 1: to walk in a stiff, arrogant, or threatening manner.
The detective stalked in and fixed the suspect with a threatening look.
synonyms:
swagger
similar words:
stamp, stomp, strut, tramp, walk
definition 2: to track and follow a quarry.
We filmed the lion as it stalked.
synonyms:
track
similar words:
chase, hunt, prey, prowl, pursue, scent
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to track and follow (a quarry).
The lion silently stalked its prey.He had been stalking his ex-wife for months when she finally called the police.
 
synonyms:
track
similar words:
ambush, chase, dog, follow, hound, hunt, pursue, shadow, tail, trail
definition 2: to move through (an area) in, or as if in, search of game.
The hunters stalked the jungle.
synonyms:
prowl
similar words:
hunt, scavenge, search, track, tramp, walk
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of tracking and following a quarry.
definition 2: the act or an instance of walking stiffly, arrogantly, or threateningly.
synonyms:
march, swagger
derivations: stalkable (adj.), stalkingly (adv.), stalker (n.)
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