stalk - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlestalking
past tensestalked
past participlestalked
  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.

  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.

  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