a movie about a detective being stalked by a killer
This is the time of year when hunters are stalking the woods for deer.
She called the police because her ex-boyfriend was stalking her.
She angrily stalked out of the room.
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Across town, in a field that has not been irrigated, the plants are thinner and have fewer vines, with barely any leaves toward the bottom of their stalks.—Catie Edmondson, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 But after a month of being knocked around like wheat stalks in a Palouse windstorm, Oregon State and Washington State are finally fighting back.—Bill Oram, oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2023 The wipers are controlled by a stalk sprouting from the right of the steering column.—Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 7 Sep. 2023 As the disease progresses, the plants will become barren stalks with one or two yellow leaves left.—Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 Turn-Stalk Signal: The C5's windshield-wiper control stalk comes from the Oldsmobile Aurora, with one major modification: On an early test drive, former Chevrolet general manager Jim Perkins inadvertently pulled the stalk and activated the windshield washers.—Jim Frenak, Car and Driver, 7 Sep. 2023 The stems are green with purple splotches and coarse white hairs on the thick stalks, which may be 2 to 4 inches in diameter.—Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 24 Aug. 2023 From winter to spring the aloes follow, displaying spectacular bloom clusters on tall sturdy stalks.—Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2023 From summer to fall, the stalks, which look like wheat, produce seeds that entice migratory birds and waterfowl.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 31 July 2023
That includes a hint of mystery surrounding Dex, whose first wife died, as well as at least one shadowy woman who appears to be stalking Anna.—Brian Lowry, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 One clear indicator is if the bear is charging or stalking you, possibly exhibiting a bluff charge to test your reaction.—Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 20 Sep. 2023 Last year, as the crusts of snow retreated behind my house, a pair of Sandhill Cranes began to stalk the brambles.—Lois Parshley, Scientific American, 19 Sep. 2023 Rayburn stalked her from May 10 to Sept. 6, documents show.—Meredith Colias-Pete, Chicago Tribune, 13 Sep. 2023 Tragedy and substance abuse have stalked the Biden family for generations.—Katie Rogers, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2023 Chop stalks into bite-size pieces and add them to your favorite pasta salad recipe—this Pasta Salad With Spring Vegetables and Tomatoes is a great place to start.—Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 28 Aug. 2023 When Harwick ended the relationship in 2012, Pursehouse allegedly began stalking and harassing her, prompting her to file the two restraining orders against him, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.—Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 Its users often fixated on transgender people, relentlessly stalking and doxing them.—Nitasha Tiku, Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English stalke; akin to Old English stela stalk, support
Middle English, from Old English bestealcian; akin to Old English stelan to steal — more at steal