Definition of 'prowl'
Example sentences containing 'prowl'
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And underneath the trees lions were prowling about. The Water Babies (1863)Eight security guards prowl the corridors making sure that people do not misbehave. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And fear not if you find him prowling the corridors at odd hours. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was prowling the streets for years and it's more than possible there were other victims. The Sun (2016)Celebrities roll up here, doing the interview rounds as autograph hunters prowl the street in packs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Your new beau is prowling about, setting the mood. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And he was prowling about, was he? The Princess and the Goblin (1872)The dog was prowling around her, as if it was a wild animal guarding his prey. The Sun (2015)In this part of the world, leopards emerge from the forested hills to prowl around the crops. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I got the urge to prowl around inside. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was banned from prowling the streets between 5pm and 5am. The Sun (2009)It is a little weird to see tigers, lions and cheetahs prowling around unmistakably English countryside. The Sun (2016)With access to hundreds of cars through his clamping firm, he was able to prowl the streets, reasonably confident that he could evade detection. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is the most dangerous place you can be in Syria, with the security forces prowling the corridors looking for protesters who managed to escape. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. prowl is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'prowl'
British English: prowl VERB
If an animal or a person prowls around, they move around quietly, for example when they are hunting.
Policemen prowled around the building.
Definition of prowl from the Collins English Dictionary
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