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prowl

US [praʊl]
UK [praʊl]
  • n.潜行;徘徊;(野兽)到处觅食;(小偷)四处探头探脑
  • v.潜行(为捕猎等);潜行(图谋不轨等);走来走去
  • Web警车;潜行兽;四处觅食
Simple Present:prowls  Present Participle:prowling  Past Tense:prowled  
prowl
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(+ adv./prep.).~ sth
潜行(为捕猎等)to move quietly and carefully around an area, especially when hunting
The tiger prowled through the undergrowth.
老虎悄然穿过矮树丛。
2.
[i][t]
(+ adv./prep.).~ sth
潜行(图谋不轨等)to move quietly and carefully around an area, especially with the intention of committing a crime
A man was seen prowling around outside the factory just before the fire started.
就在起火之前,有人看到一个男子在工厂外踱来踱去。
3.
[t][i]
~ sth.(+ adv./prep.)
(因无聊、焦躁等)徘徊,走来走去to walk around a room, an area, etc., especially because you are bored, anxious, etc., and cannot relax
He prowled the empty rooms of the house at night.
夜里,他在家中的空屋子里踱来踱去。
n.
IDM
There was a fox on the prowl near the chickens.
有一只狐狸在鸡群附近徘徊。
an intruder on the prowl
一个蹑足潜入的人
(be/go) on the prowl
悄然潜行(以捕猎或寻找)moving quietly and carefully, hunting or looking for sth
There was a fox on the prowl near the chickens.
有一只狐狸在鸡群附近徘徊。
an intruder on the prowl
一个蹑足潜入的人

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