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stalk 1

a. A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
b. A stem or similar structure that supports a plant part such as a flower, flower cluster, or leaf.
2. A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that holds up an organ or another body part.

[Middle English, probably diminutive of stale, upright of a ladder, post, handle, from Old English stalu; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stalk′y adj.

stalk 2

v. stalked, stalk·ing, stalks
1. To pursue or track (prey) stealthily: The lions stalked the zebra from the tall grass.
2. To follow or observe (a person) persistently, especially out of obsession or derangement.
3. To go through (an area) in pursuit of prey or quarry.
1. To walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait: stalked off in a huff.
2. To move threateningly or menacingly.
3. To track prey or quarry.

[Middle English stalken, from Old English -stealcian, to move stealthily (in bestealcian).]

stalk′er n.


(Law) the act or crime of pursuing or following someone persistently or threateningly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stalking - a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambushstalking - a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
hunting, hunt - the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
deerstalking - stalking deer
2.stalking - the act of following prey stealthily
chase, pursual, pursuit, following - the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"


A. N (Jur) acoso cometido por un "stalker" y que constituye un delito
B. CPD stalking horse Npretexto m (Pol) candidato que en unas elecciones desafía a un líder de su propio partido, con el propósito de medir la fuerza de la oposición


(Hunt) → Pirschjagd f
(Jur) das Verfolgen und Belästigen einer (meist prominenten) Person