Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stalk”

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. a narrow structure that supports a part of the body in some animals: The eyes of shrimps are on movable stalks.

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

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.
(Definition of stalk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stalk?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stalk” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More