- The act of following and watching someone for an extended period of time without their consent.
- Following a person or animal as close as possible without being seen or heard is known as stalking.
"stem of a plant," early 14c., probably a diminutive (with -k suffix) of stale "one of the uprights of a ladder, handle, stalk.
The opposite word of stalking is: Retreat
Let's consider some sentences consisting of 'stalking' words.
- He was charged with stalking.
- Had he been stalking her the day she fell off the bluff?
- She flashed a glimpse over her shoulder at him as she stalked away.
- It was easy to stalk an innocent woman down the alley until she said something she shouldn't have said.
- She locked her gaze on the door for a second before turning and stalking along the corridor.
- Physical assault is a crime, as is rape, stalking, and marital rape in several nations.
- Her nightmares, too, had been hazy, with an unknown thing stalking her.
- After stalking us and seeing us together, he made this false assumption.
- A cat stalking a bird or mouse exemplifies the hunter's instinct.