prowl - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participleprowling
past tenseprowled
past participleprowled
  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.