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Topic: CRIME


1 verb
prowl1 [intransitive and transitive]
1HBA if an animal prowls, it moves around an area quietly, especially because it is hunting another animal
2SCC if someone prowls, they move around an area slowly and quietly, especially because they are involved in a criminal activity or because they are looking for something:
gangs of teenagers prowling the streets
prowl around/about British English
Irene prowled restlessly around the room.
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