prowl

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prowl(
praul
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to move about stealthily)
a. merodear
All kinds of dangerous animals prowl this jungle at night.Todo tipo de animales peligrosos merodean por este selva de noche.
Be careful. There are a lot of mountain lions prowling around here.Ten cuidado. Hay muchos pumas merodeando por aquí.
b. rondar
I thought I heard an animal prowling through the woods.Me pareció oír un animal rondando por el bosque.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to move through stealthily)
a. merodear por
The police officer arrested a suspicious man prowling the streets.El policía arrestó a un hombre sospechoso merodeando por las calles.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (act of prowling)
a. la ronda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The security guard reported that he didn't see anything during his prowl through the museum.El guarda de seguridad informó que no había visto nada durante su ronda por el museo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Peter is on the prowl for a new job.Peter anda a la caza de un nuevo trabajo.
The lioness left the den and went on the prowl for prey.La leona dejó la guarida y salió a acechar presas.
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prowl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
to be on the prowlmerodear
to be on the prowl for somethingandar a la caza de algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (streets, area)
a. merodear por
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. merodear
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prowl [praʊl]
noun
ronda (f) (en busca de presa, botín etc)
to be on the prowl merodear; rondar
intransitive verb
(also prowl about or around) rondar; merodear
he prowls round the house at night (outside) ronda la casa de noche; (inside) se pasea por la casa de noche
transitive verb
to prowl the streets rondar las calles
modifier
prowl car (n) (US) (Police) coche-patrulla (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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