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prowlverb [I or T]

uk   us   /praʊl/
to ​move around ​quietly in a ​placetrying not to be ​seen or ​heard, such as an ​animal does when ​hunting: There have been ​reports of a ​masked man prowling in the ​neighbourhood. At ​night, ​adultscorpions prowl the ​desert for (= ​trying to ​catch)insects.informal Unable to ​sleep, he prowled (= ​walked without ​purpose) (about/around) the ​hotelcorridors.

prowlnoun

uk   us   /praʊl/
(Definition of prowl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prowlverb [I/T]

 us   /prɑʊl/
to move around an ​areaquietly and ​secretly, as when ​hunting: [T] At ​night, ​scorpions prowl the ​desert for ​insects. [I] There have been ​reports of a man prowling in the ​neighborhood.
prowl
noun [U]  us   /prɑʊl/
(Definition of prowl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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