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verb stalk pronunciation in British English /stɔːk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystalk
he/she/itstalks
present participlestalking
past tensestalked
past participlestalked

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to walk in a way that shows you feel angry or offended
    stalk off/out/away etc:

    He shook his head in disgust and stalked off, muttering.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to hunt a person or animal by following them without being seen

    She watched a cat stalking a bird in the garden.

    Gunmen stalked and killed several political activists.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] to follow and watch someone all the time in a threatening way, because of an extremely strong interest in them

    He had continued stalking her despite a warning from the police.

    The princes complained of being stalked by photographers wherever they went.

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  4. 4
    [transitive] literary to move around in a place in a dangerous, harmful, or threatening way

    the murderer who was stalking the village

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    1. a.
      literary if something unpleasant or dangerous stalks a place, it affects the people there

      Plague stalked the streets of London.

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