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Definition of prowl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    prowl

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//praʊl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prowl
     
    he / she / it prowls
     
    past simple prowled
     
    -ing form prowling
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (+ adv./prep.) prowl something (of an animal) to move quietly and carefully around an area, especially when hunting The tiger prowled through the undergrowth.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (+ adv./prep.) prowl something to move quietly and carefully around an area, especially with the intention of committing a crime A man was seen prowling around outside the factory just before the fire started.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] prowl something (+ adv./prep.) to walk around a room, an area, etc., especially because you are bored, anxious, etc., and cannot relax He prowled the empty rooms of the house at night.
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