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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. 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 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.

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.
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