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on the prowl

1. slang Looking for a sexual partner. This bar is a favorite destination of young men and women out on the prowl.
2. slang Actively looking for someone or something. Usually followed by "for." I've been on the prowl for a new television that I can get for a good price.
See also: on, prowl

prowl around

To move in a stealthy or sneaky manner within a certain area; to creep around. I think someone is prowling around outside the house. I walked into the storage room and found Jeremy prowling around. What he was up to?
See also: around, prowl

prowl about

To move in a stealthy or sneaky manner within a certain area; to creep around. I think someone is prowling about outside the house. I walked into the storage room and found Jeremy prowling about. What he was up to?
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be on the prowl

1. To be actively and perhaps aggressively seeking a sexual partner, especially during a certain situation or in a certain setting. This bar is a favorite of older women who are on the prowl.
2. To be actively searching for someone or something. Usually followed by "for." I've been on the prowl for a new television at a good price.
See also: on, prowl

go on the prowl

1. To start to actively and perhaps aggressively seek a sexual partner, especially during a certain situation or in a certain setting. Now that I'm single, I plan to go on the prowl at the bar tonight.
2. To start to actively search for someone or something. Usually followed by "for" and the thing being sought. I went on the prowl for a new television at a good price but found nothing.
See also: go, on, prowl

owl prowl

A birdwatching session specifically focused on seeing owls, typically done at night. I took my two older kids on an owl prowl last weekend, and we all had a fantastic experience! I know the nature reserve hosts nighttime owl prowls throughout the summer and into early Fall.
See also: owl, prowl

on the prowl

looking for someone for sexual purposes. (Alludes to a prowling cat.) Tom looks like he is on the prowl again tonight. That whole gang of boys is on the prowl. Watch out.
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prowl about

 and prowl around
to sneak around, looking for someone or something. Something is prowling about out there in the yard. There is someone outside prowling around.
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on the prowl

Actively looking for something, as in Their underpaid computer programmers are always on the prowl for better jobs. This idiom transfers an animal's search for prey to human pursuits that are usually less bloodthirsty. [c. 1800]
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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: go, on, prowl

on the prowl

mod. looking for someone for sexual purposes, in the manner of a prowling cat. Tom looks like he is on the prowl again tonight.
See also: on, prowl

owl-prowl

n. a nighttime session of owl watching. (Bird watchers humor.) We went on an owl-prowl last night and spotted a spotted owl. It was a barn owl, but we spotted it.

on the prowl

Actively looking for something: salespeople on the prowl for better jobs.
See also: on, prowl
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Caption: An EA-6B Prowler of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.
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BAE Systems has already delivered 67 of the systems under previous contracts, so this current contract would bring the total number of USQ-113s in the US Navy and Marine Corps inventories to 124, which would enable the services to outfit their entire fleets of Prowlers, including those used only for training, according Jim Morash, the company's USQ-113 program manager.
She emphasised that she did not want police to reveal her identity and asked that they respond to a normal prowler situation.
The Air Force, however, was not sold on the plan, claiming it focused too much on replacing the Prowler with another manned aircraft and did not take a big-picture view of electronic-warfare requirements.
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Then the door opened and a brand-new Prowler rolled in, with Patt's mother sitting in it, flown in for the occasion.