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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.
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(Law) the act or crime of pursuing or following someone persistently or threateningly
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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"
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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
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(Hunt) → Pirschjagd f
(Jur) das Verfolgen und Belästigen einer (meist prominenten) Person
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And forthwith he crept behind a tree, and thence to another, stalking our friend Arthur as busily as Arthur was stalking the deer.
let us after the deer of which I spoiled your stalking."
Most small creatures were afraid of that snarl, but it had no deterrent effect on Jerry, who continued his steady stalking. When the wild-dog sprang for the hole under the boxes, Jerry sprang after, missing his enemy by inches.
The stalking of the wild-dog became a game, at least to Jerry, who was so made that his heart bore no malice, and who hugely enjoyed it.
And used to throw my earthly rest And quiet all away in jest-- I could not love except where Death Was mingling his with Beauty's breath-- Or Hymen, Time, and Destiny, Were stalking between her and me.
He knew not yet exactly the nature of the thing that moved so stealthily through the jungle a few hundred yards behind the deer; but he was convinced that it was some great beast of prey stalking Bara for the selfsame purpose as that which prompted him to await the fleet animal.
Also, he stood less in fear of them than formerly, stalking among them with a certain careless ease that was as new to him as it was enjoyable.
Especially adept did he become in stalking small living things.
First, I want to keep tabs on the animal I'm stalking to make sure it isn't moving, or if it is, to see where it goes.
The number of stalking of offences recorded by police in the North East soared dramatically last year, with a staggering 967 crimes coming to our regions forces in 2017/18.
By STEVE BAGNALL Daily Post Reporter STALKING cases across North Wales have risen dramatically in the last two years.
Andrew Costa-Freeman, 24 and of Londsale Avenue inNewham, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday (August 8) to a total of two years imprisonment after admitting to stalking, involving serious alarm or distress and breaching a restraining order.