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verb [intransitive/transitive] prowl pronunciation in British English /praʊl/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleprowling
past tenseprowled
past participleprowled

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  1. 1
    to move around an area in a quiet way, especially because you intend to do something bad
    a lion prowling through the jungle
    The police caught him prowling around the neighbourhood.
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  2. 2
    to walk around in a very nervous or angry way
    He stood up and began to prowl around the room.


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