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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mr Fraser, who is filming a series on big cats for Yorkshire TV, revealed that the group would also be on the prowl in Lochwinnoch.
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The town's deputy mayor, Councillor Jill Shepperd, handed out shields and certificates to the winners and this year the main Alma Wood Memorial Award was presented to Martin Till for his painting On The Prowl.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife district biologist Mark Vargas said cougars prowl inside city limits in Josephine and Jackson counties more than people realize, regularly moving along creeks and wooded areas.
"It was just prowling like cats prowl - exactly like that but bigger.
Today: Go on an Owl Prowl atYorkshire Arboretum near Malton.With a guided walk, soup and sandwiches.
Q: WHY is it that when my cat comes in through the cat flap after a night on the prowl, she miaows very loudly all the way through the house until she finds us?
A word of warning, love, I wouldn't take refuge in EastEnders with Max Branning on the prowl, although at least you'd hear him creeping up behind you with his incredibly clicky shoes.
Summary: DUBAI - Dnata, the airline services arm of Emirates Group, is on the prowl for acquisitions in Asia and the Gulf Arab region in the wake of its purchase of the flight catering unit of Italy's Autogrill SpA last year, a top official said.
Fresh fears of another hideous killer on the prowl have kept people nervous even as police are tracing the footprints of the killer.
KIRKLEES Council has approved a pounds 100,000 plan for a camera car to prowl the district looking for inconsiderate motorists (Examiner, January 5).