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prowl

verb be stealthy, creep, cruise, drift, gad, go about stealthily, gumshoe, hover, lie in ambush, lie in wait, loiter, lurk, meander, move secretly, move under cover, peregrinate, ramble, range, roam, rove, skulk, slink, sneak, stay incognito, steal, stray, stroll, tramp, wander about
See also: chase, lurk, perambulate, pursue
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When sonar signals get stronger, suggesting that a prowling bat is close, insects may fly upward in a spiral, flutter their wings chaotically, or fold their wings and dive to the ground.
After decades of being the world's only superpower, the United States faces a new giant is prowling in the region.
This work echoes some of the best-known images from "Bringing the War Home," such as Red Stripe Kitchen, which shows soldiers prowling a breakfast nook and Cleaning the Drapes, which depicts an ecstatic housewife vacuuming curtains that part to show a patrol in no-man's land.
Dalton: a big cat has been spotted prowling on wasteland near the Syngenta factory off Long Lane.
According to the Government unemployment levels are at a low level, so why do I see lots of unemployed youths and females prowling Stockton's streets during the working day.
The broader idea of prowling about in someone else's virtual world turned up in still more pictures, from What Dreams May Come (1998) to Being John Malkovich (1999) to The Cell (2000).
He can manage the carnal atmosphere of his "brothers" at a pick-up bar, prowling after work, but he cannot understand why his American lover sends a sizzling e-mail to his job where all electronic communication is carefully screened and monitored.
There has been a spate of walk-in burglaries in Binley, Willenhall and Ernesford Grange over the past few weeks where the prowling thief has been able to get in through an unlocked front or back door, often while the householders are asleep or watching TV.
He is of white or mixed race, above-average intelligence, not verbally confident with women, and may have had previous arrests for nuisance offenses, such as peeping, prowling, or possibly burglary.
Gone, too, were the bailaor's (flamenco dancer's) dark, prowling machismo; the proud and fiery sensuality of the seductive bailaora.
Not too long ago a beloved president got himself reelected partly on the strength of a snazzy commercial campaign that depicted a big old bear prowling through the woods.
If Sunday Mirror investigators can uncover the criminals prowling our railway stations, surely the police can.