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prowl

 (proul)
v. prowled, prowl·ing, prowls
v.tr.
To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey or plunder: prowled the alleys of the city after dark.
v.intr.
To rove furtively or with predatory intent: cats prowling through the neighborhood.
n.
The act or an instance of prowling.
Idiom:
on the prowl
Actively looking for something: salespeople on the prowl for better jobs.

[Middle English prollen, to move about.]

prowl′er n.

prowl

(praʊl)
vb
(when: intr, often foll by around or about) to move stealthily around (a place) as if in search of prey or plunder
n
1. the act of prowling
2. on the prowl
a. moving around stealthily
b. zealously pursuing members of the opposite sex
[C14 prollen, of unknown origin]
ˈprowler n

prowl

(praʊl)

v.i.
1. to rove or go about stealthily, as in search of prey or something to steal.
v.t.
2. to rove over or through in search of what may be found: to prowl the streets.
n.
3. the act of prowling.
Idioms:
on the prowl, in the act of prowling; searching stealthily.
[1350–1400; Middle English prollen, of uncertain orig.]
syn: See lurk.

prowl


Past participle: prowled
Gerund: prowling

Imperative
prowl
prowl
Present
I prowl
you prowl
he/she/it prowls
we prowl
you prowl
they prowl
Preterite
I prowled
you prowled
he/she/it prowled
we prowled
you prowled
they prowled
Present Continuous
I am prowling
you are prowling
he/she/it is prowling
we are prowling
you are prowling
they are prowling
Present Perfect
I have prowled
you have prowled
he/she/it has prowled
we have prowled
you have prowled
they have prowled
Past Continuous
I was prowling
you were prowling
he/she/it was prowling
we were prowling
you were prowling
they were prowling
Past Perfect
I had prowled
you had prowled
he/she/it had prowled
we had prowled
you had prowled
they had prowled
Future
I will prowl
you will prowl
he/she/it will prowl
we will prowl
you will prowl
they will prowl
Future Perfect
I will have prowled
you will have prowled
he/she/it will have prowled
we will have prowled
you will have prowled
they will have prowled
Future Continuous
I will be prowling
you will be prowling
he/she/it will be prowling
we will be prowling
you will be prowling
they will be prowling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prowling
you have been prowling
he/she/it has been prowling
we have been prowling
you have been prowling
they have been prowling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prowling
you will have been prowling
he/she/it will have been prowling
we will have been prowling
you will have been prowling
they will have been prowling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prowling
you had been prowling
he/she/it had been prowling
we had been prowling
you had been prowling
they had been prowling
Conditional
I would prowl
you would prowl
he/she/it would prowl
we would prowl
you would prowl
they would prowl
Past Conditional
I would have prowled
you would have prowled
he/she/it would have prowled
we would have prowled
you would have prowled
they would have prowled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prowl - the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)prowl - the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
walk, walking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
Verb1.prowl - move about in or as if in a predatory manner; "The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.prowl - loiter about, with no apparent aim
footle, hang around, lallygag, loiter, lollygag, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry, lounge, lurk, linger, loaf - be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

prowl

verb move stealthily, hunt, patrol, range, steal, cruise, ghost, stalk, sneak, lurk, roam, rove, scavenge, slink, skulk, nose around The stray dogs of the city prowl in packs in search of food.

prowl

verb
To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
Translations
يَجولُ خِلْسَةً
plížit sepotulovat se
zsákmány után jár
læîast/laumast um
grobio tykotojasšmižinėtitykojant klaidžiotiveikti pasalomis
līstložņāt
sinsi sinsi dolaşmak

prowl

[praʊl]
A. Nronda f (en busca de presa, botín )
to be on the prowlmerodear, rondar
B. VI (also prowl about or around) → rondar, merodear
he prowls round the house at night (outside) → ronda la casa de noche; (inside) → se pasea por la casa de noche
C. VT to prowl the streetsrondar las calles
D. CPD prowl car N (US) (Police) → coche-patrulla m

prowl

[ˈpraʊl]
vi [person, animal] → rôder
n
to be on the prowl [animal] → être en chasse; [person] → être en chasse
The pack of wolves was on the prowl → La meute de loups était en chasse.
prowl about
prowl around
virôder
vt fus
to prowl around the room, to prowl about the room → tourner en rond dans la pièce
She prowled anxiously about the room waiting for Anne to return → Elle tournait anxieusement en rond dans la pièce attendant le retour d'Anne.prowl car n (US) (POLICE)voiture f de police

prowl

nStreifzug m; to be on the prowl (cat, lion, burglar) → auf Streifzug sein; (headmaster, boss) → herumschleichen; (police car) → auf Streife sein; (inf: for pick-up) → auf Frauen-/Männerjagd sein
vi (also prowl about or around)herumstreichen; (boss, headmaster)herumschleichen; he prowled round the houseer schlich im Haus

prowl

[praʊl]
1. vi (also prowl about or around) → aggirarsi
2. n on the prowlin cerca di preda

prowl

(praul) verb
to move about stealthily in order to steal, attack, catch etc. Tigers were prowling in the jungle.
ˈprowler noun
be on the prowl
to be prowling. Pickpockets are always on the prowl.
References in classic literature ?
In Cincinnati he had lived in a neighborhood where gangs of tough boys prowled through the streets, and all through his early forma- tive years he ran about with tough boys.
I felt that God had forsaken the stray sheep there to its own wicked wanderings, and an evil beast prowled between it and the fold, waiting his time to spring and destroy.
But, sooner than have him punished for his offences (as he would be if he prowled about in this country), I give him more money than I can afford, at intervals when he reappears, to go away.
The other, at the risk of being shot for a wolf, had prowled about her park to meet her one night.
The other side seldom obtruded itself upon her memory--the long, black nights--the chill, terrible jungle nights--the cold and damp and discomfort of the rainy season--the hideous mouthings of the savage carnivora as they prowled through the Stygian darkness beneath--the constant menace of Sheeta, the panther, and Histah, the snake--the stinging insects--the loathesome vermin.
Few prowled by day, most of them slept, and the island might have seemed deserted to a new-comer; but at night the air was hideous with their calls and howling.
He was restless, and after supper prowled out again aimlessly.
He prowled into the Mutual Insurance rooms, and demanded explanations of the mysterious remarks chalked up on the blackboard day by day; and that brought down upon him secretaries of every Fisherman's Widow and Orphan Aid Society within the city limits.
Just now he laughed at his companions - quickly however changing the subject; for the reason that, in the first place, his laugh struck him even at that moment as starting the odd echo, the conscious human resonance (he scarce knew how to qualify it) that sounds made while he was there alone sent back to his ear or his fancy; and that, in the second, he imagined Alice Staverton for the instant on the point of asking him, with a divination, if he ever so prowled.
At the doors and windows some men and women lounged or prowled about, and took little notice of us except to laugh to one another or to say something as we passed about gentlefolks minding their own business and not troubling their heads and muddying their shoes with coming to look after other people's.
We prowled through the Holy Land, from Cesarea Philippi to