Meaning of “prowl” in the English Dictionary

"prowl" in British English

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prowlverb [ I or T ]

uk /praʊl/ us /praʊl/

to move around quietly in a place trying 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, adult scorpions prowl the desert for (= trying to catch) insects.
informal Unable to sleep, he prowled (= walked without purpose) (about/around) the hotel corridors.

prowlnoun

uk /praʊl/ us /praʊl/

(Definition of “prowl” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prowl" in American English

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prowlverb [ I/T ]

us /prɑʊl/

to move around an area quietly 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/

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(Definition of “prowl” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)