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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.
(Definition of stalk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"stalk" in British English

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stalknoun [C]

uk   /stɔːk/ us   /stɑːk/

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.
(Definition of stalk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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