Definition of “stalk” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“stalk” in American English

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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)