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English definition of “stalk”

stalk

verb (FOLLOW)    /stɔːk/ US  /stɑːk/
[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.PursuingMoving to avoid being seen [I or T] to illegally follow and watch someone, usually a woman, over a period of time: He was arrested for stalking.Moving to avoid being seenPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general [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.Existing and being
(Definition of stalk verb (FOLLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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