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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In late October, farmers in northern India, particularly wheat growers in the states of Punjab and Haryana northwest of Delhi, use a cheap and easy method to clear their paddy fields for fresh sowing—lighting fires to burn off stalks left behind after harvesting.—WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023 The resulting compositions play off each other chromatically and spatially: A Slinky mimics the curving neck of a stalk of wild garlic, while a fringed purple tulip’s peeling petals evoke the undone wrapper of a grape lollipop.—Chloe Malle, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 Ask that friend or stranger to walk really far away from you (roughly one city block) and then stalk towards you, very slowly and expressionless.—Vulture, 31 Oct. 2023 In addition, caterpillars of azure and swallowtail butterflies move off their host plants during the autumn, in search of upright stalks to keep their chrysalises off the ground.—Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 The genetic mixing resulted in a wheat variety with a strong stalk that produced a golden-colored flour favored by Indians.—Keith Schneider, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Deep in eastern Brazil's Atlantic Forest, a team of biologists spotted a fuzzy purple stalk protruding from the leaf litter on the ground.—Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2023 In the future, terrifying creatures stalk humans, drawn to their sound.—Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2023 The mottled beans that are parboiled and salted, the toxic pokeweed cooked into tasty greens, the dumplings wrapped in hickory leaves and tied with stalks of rush — these, like the milkies, are meant to be shared.—Jacey Fortin Mike Belleme, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2023
Billie Eilish obtained a restraining order against a man who’s been stalking her and threatening her friends and family.—Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Violence stalked the Middle East as fighting between newly independent Israel and its neighbors created a massive humanitarian crisis and threatened a wider war.—Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2023 Raised in a family of sport hunters who stalked pheasants and other wild game, Ms. Davis was a meat lover who became a vegan.—Trip Gabriel, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023 Viral excitement and suspicion are swirling around a new app that claims to show Instagram users how others are stalking their content.—Angela Yang, NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 Six months on, Ted (Jane) and Amanda (Chamoun) investigate a bizarre local murder and an exotic drug ring, whilst Amanda tangles with an old enemy and a new love, and Ted’s past stalks him and his family to Crimson Lake – with deadly consequences.—Leo Barraclough, Variety, 15 Oct. 2023 Someone else’s sleeping self is stalked by a gangling figure bathed in blood.—Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2023 Over the years, her public persona often overshadowed her prodigious output, especially in Britain, where she was stalked by rapacious tabloids.—Nancy Hass, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 Corn stalks work similarly to brown material but take longer to decompose.—Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 1 Nov. 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