1 creep up on, follow, haunt, hunt, pursue, shadow, tail (informal) track
2 flounce, march, pace, stride, strut
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
stalk ( stalks plural & 3rd person present) ( stalking present participle) ( stalked past tense & past participle )
1 n-count The stalk of a flower, leaf, or fruit is the thin part that joins it to the plant or tree.
usu with supp
A single pale blue flower grows up from each joint on a long stalk., ...corn stalks.
2 verb If you stalk a person or a wild animal, you follow them quietly in order to kill them, catch them, or observe them carefully.
He stalks his victims like a hunter after a deer. V n
3 verb If someone stalks someone else, especially a famous person or a person they used to have a relationship with, they keep following them or contacting them in an annoying and frightening way.
Even after their divorce he continued to stalk and threaten her. V n
The Home Secretary is considering a new law against stalking.
4 verb If you stalk somewhere, you walk there in a stiff, proud, or angry way.
If his patience is tried at meetings he has been known to stalk out. V adv/prep
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
his eyes were out on stalks
il avait les yeux qui sortaient des orbites ; il avait les yeux qui lui sortaient de la tête
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