be on the prowl

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be on the prowl

1. To be looking for someone to have sexual intercourse with. This bar is a favorite destination of young men and women who are on the prowl.
2. To be actively looking for someone or something. Usually followed by "for." I've been on the prowl for a new television at a good price.
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be/go on the ˈprowl


1 (of animals) move around quietly while hunting for food: Our cats go on the prowl at night, and then they sleep here all day.
2 (of people) be moving around quietly because you are trying to catch somebody or intending to commit a crime: Look out for burglars on the prowl. If you see anything suspicious, call the police immediately.
See also: on, prowl