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stalk

Definition of stalk

Pronunciation

  • enPR: stk, IPA: /stɔːk/, SAMPA: /stO:k/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Homophones: stork (non-rhotic accents)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːk

Noun

stalk (plural stalks)

  1. The longish piece that supports the seed-carrying parts of a plant.

Etymology 2

    From Old English bestealcian

Verb

to stalk (third-person singular simple present stalks, present participle stalking, simple past and past participle stalked)

  1. To approach slowly and quietly in order not to be discovered when getting closer.
  2. To (try to) follow or contact someone constantly, often resulting in harassment.

Noun

stalk (plural stalks)

  1. A particular episode of trying to follow or contact someone.
  2. (of wild animals) A hunt.

Related terms

Etymology 3

    Perhaps from Old English stealcung ("a stalking"), from stealc ("steep, lofty").

Verb

to stalk (third-person singular simple present stalks, present participle stalking, simple past and past participle stalked)

  1. (intransitive) To walk haughtily.

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aklst
  • talks

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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