prowl

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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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But if it kept her from being seasick it's a mercy I did prowl, isn't it?
With the eye of the thief it looketh upon all that is lustrous; with the craving of hunger it measureth him who hath abundance; and ever doth it prowl round the tables of bestowers.
In his boyish, elemental way he just wanted to take a revolver and a pocketful of cartridges, and prowl.
Oddball Lou Bloom (a mesmerising Jake Gyllenhaal) arms himself with a camcorder and at night prowls the streets of LA on the hunt for bloody traffic pile-ups, shootings and arrests.