Significado de “stalk” - Diccionario inglés

stalk en inglés británico

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stalknoun [ 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.

a narrow structure that supports a part of the body in some animals:

The eyes of shrimps are on movable stalks.

stalkverb

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.

[ I or T ] to illegally follow and watch someone over a period of time:

He had stalked her for several months before he was arrested.
He was arrested for stalking.

[ 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.

(Definición de stalk de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

stalk en inglés americano

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stalknoun [ C ]

us /stɔk/

stalk noun [ C ] (PLANT PART)

any stem on a plant, esp. the main stem:

Cynthia says those flowers have pretty tall stalks.

stalkverb

us /stɔk/

stalk verb (FOLLOW)

[ T ] to follow an animal or person as closely as possible without being seen or heard:

He spent the weekend stalking deer to photograph them.
Celebrities are often stalked by photographers and reporters.

stalk verb (WALK)

[ I always + adv/prep ] to walk in an angry or proud way:

She didn’t say anything but stalked furiously out of the room.

(Definición de stalk de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)