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stalk

noun [C] uk   /stɔːk/ us    /stɑːk/
the main stem of a plant, or the narrow stem that joins leaves, flowers, or fruit to the main stem of a plant: She trimmed the stalks of the tulips before putting them in a vase.Parts of plantsFlowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plantsFruits and seeds and their parts a narrow structure that supports a part of the body in some animals: The eyes of shrimps are on movable stalks.Miscellaneous animal body parts

stalk

verb uk   /stɔːk/ us    /stɑːk/

stalk verb (FOLLOW)

[T] to follow an animal or person as closely as possible without being seen or heard, usually in order to catch or kill them: The police had been stalking the woman for a week before they arrested her.PursuingMoving to avoid being seen [I or T] to illegally follow and watch someone, usually a woman, over a period of time: He was arrested for stalking.Moving to avoid being seenPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general [T] literary If something unpleasant stalks a place, it appears there in a threatening way: When night falls, danger stalks the streets of the city.Existing and being

stalk verb (WALK)

[I + adv/prep] to walk in an angry or proud way: She refused to accept that she was wrong and stalked furiously out of the room.Moving firmly on foot
(Definition of stalk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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