- Present participle of stalk.
- An example of stalking is quietly approaching an animal you're hunting.
- An example of stalking is a fan following a celebrity as they go through their day.
Stalking is hunting for prey, or physically following someone, or contacting them excessively.
stalking - Legal Definition
A form of harassment generally comprised of repeated persistent following with no legitimate reason and with the intention of harming, or so as to arouse anxiety or fear of harm in the person being followed. Stalking may also take the form of harassing telephone calls, computer communications, letter-writing, etc. See also cyberstalking and harassment.
- Katie snatched the shaving bag and a towel, stalking to the bathroom.
- Was something stalking her?
- She glared at him over her shoulder before stalking out.
- We've been stalking guys like him with some success for years, the old fashioned way.
- She looked around, the prey she'd been stalking in the forest before dawn now lost.