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Prowl

Prowl Meaning & Definition
Prowl Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Prowl?

[n] the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
[v] loiter about, with no apparent aim
[v] move about in or as if in a predatory manner; "The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Prowl: lurch

Related Terms | Find terms related to Prowl:

See Also | footle | hang around | lallygag | linger | loaf | loiter | lollygag | lounge | lurk | mess about | mill about | mill around | tarry | walk | walk | walking

Prowl In Webster's Dictionary

\Prowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prowling}.] [OE. prollen to search about; of uncertain origin, perh. for proglen, a dim. of prog to beg, or proke to poke. Cf. {Proke}.] 1. To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty. He prowls each place, still in new colors decked. -- Sir P. Sidney. 2. To collect by plunder; as, to prowl money. [Obs.]
\Prowl\, v. i. To rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast; hence, to prey; to plunder.
\Prowl\, n. The act of prowling. [Colloq.] --Smart.

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