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prowl

prowl

 
 
pronunciation:
praUl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: prowled, prowling, prowls
definition: to move about slowly and stealthily, as an animal stalks prey.
The burglars were prowling around the house.
synonyms:
creep, lurk, skulk, sneak
similar words:
slink, stalk, steal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to wander or roam through (a place) quietly and furtively, as in search of something.
The police were prowling the area.
synonyms:
stalk
similar words:
explore, hunt, range, roam, rove, search, wander
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of roaming stealthily; prowling.
The cat was on the prowl.
 
synonyms:
roam, rove
similar words:
hunt, stalk
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