Prowl (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prowled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Prowling.] [OE. prollen to search about; of uncertain origin, perh. for proglen, a dim. of prog to beg, or proke to poke. Cf. Proke.]


To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty.

He prowls each place, still in new colors decked. Sir P. Sidney.


To collect by plunder; as, to prowl money.



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Prowl, v. i.

To rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast; hence, to prey; to plunder.


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Prowl, n.

The act of prowling.




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