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Meaning of prowl

prowl

Pronunciation: (proul), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to rove or go about stealthily, as in search of prey, something to steal, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to rove over or through in search of what may be found: The cat prowled the alleys in search of food.
—n.
  1. act of prowling.
  2. in the act of prowling; searching stealthily: The cat is on the prowl for mice.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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