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stalk

  

      vb  
1    creep up on, follow, haunt, hunt, pursue, shadow, tail     (informal)   track  
2    flounce, march, pace, stride, strut  
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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   (=stem)  
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.   (=track)  
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  
  stalking      n-uncount  
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  

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stale, stall, stack, stake

his eyes were out on stalks exp.
il avait les yeux qui sortaient des orbites ; il avait les yeux qui lui sortaient de la tête
[Fig.]

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il avait les yeux qui sortaient des orbites ; il avait les yeux qui lui sortaient de la tête
[Fig.]
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