- 1[transitive, intransitive] stalk (something/somebody) to move slowly and quietly toward an animal or a person, in order to kill, catch, or harm it or them The lion was stalking a zebra. He stalked his victim as she walked home, before attacking and robbing her.
- 2[transitive] stalk somebody to illegally follow and watch someone over a long period of time, in a way that is annoying or frightening She claimed that he had been stalking her over a period of three years.
- 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk in an angry or proud way He stalked off without a word. The actress stalked out of a press conference when asked if she had a weight problem.
- 4[transitive, intransitive] stalk (something) to move through a place in an unpleasant or threatening way The gunmen stalked the building, looking for victims. (figurative) Fear stalks the streets of the city at night.
NAmE//stɔk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stalk
he / she / it stalks
past simple stalked
-ing form stalking