prowl around

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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
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We prowled around for sheer delight over being there at an unearthly hour when everybody supposed we were sound asleep in our beds.
Wolves prowled around the hole in which I lived and sometimes I didn't dare stir out for days at a time.
He hung about the shopping districts, and prowled around in department stores with his invitations to dinner.
Instead he went back to the beach and prowled around for some time.
The tone for a perfect match of storytelling was set for the off - such had been Joe's below-the-belt involvement of Styles' family in the build-up to this one, the challenger had to be ordered into the ring for the introductions prior to the bell as the champ prowled around the squared circle ready to strike.
The orange-furred tabby, named 'Baidian'er', which means 'white spot' in Chinese, was a stray that prowled around the Palace Museum in Beijing's Forbidden City.
On one occasion, he refused to believe she wasn't home and prowled around inside.
Michael Pratt, 34, told police he thought he cut a Clint Eastwood figure as he prowled around Heaton.
Clee prowled around the viaduct of Durham City, near to a centre vulnerable adults in Waddington Street.
His brave actions allowed terrified staff at the Brandon Hall Hotel, in Main Street, Brandon, Warwickshire, to lock themselves in a room as the three masked raiders prowled around with crowbars in the early hours.
If you're a parent who has never prowled around on MySpace (www.myspace.com), you're in for a shock.
He prowled around bus stops in West London, where he lived and worked, in search of blonde girls.
By then, he was also a hugely rich property owner and publisher, who prowled around, still unread, in vulgar jewellery with a Bobby Charlton hairstyle.
Manager of Ann Summers Hayley Golby spotted the shoplifter as she prowled around the shop looking for expensive items.