Pronunciation Verb

prowl (prowls, present participle prowling; past and past participle prowled)

  1. (ambitransitive) To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; especially, to search in, as for prey or booty.
    • He prowls each place, still in new colours decked.
    Watch the lioness prowling in the shrubbery for zebras.
    It's tough to sneak vandalism into Wikipedia as there are plenty of other users prowling the Recent Changes page.
  2. (intransitive) To idle; to go about aimlessly.
    That dandy has nothing better to do than prowl around town all day in his pinstripe suit.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To collect by plunder.
    to prowl money
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: herumstreifen
  • Portuguese: perambular
  • Russian: броди́ть

prowl (plural prowls)

  1. (colloquial) The act of prowling.
    I'm going on a midnight prowl.

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