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lurk

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1 to move about in a sly or secret manner
  • We caught a glimpse of someone lurking around the corner.
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2 to remain out of sight
  • Watch out for snakes lurking in the tall grass!
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Phrases Synonymous with lurk

lie low, sit tight

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Synonym Discussion of lurk

lurk, skulk, slink, sneak mean to behave so as to escape attention. lurk implies a lying in wait in a place of concealment and often suggests an evil intent.
    • suspicious men lurking in alleyways
skulk suggests more strongly cowardice or fear or sinister intent.
    • something skulking in the shadows
slink implies moving stealthily often merely to escape attention.
    • slunk around the corner
sneak may add an implication of entering or leaving a place or evading a difficulty by furtive or underhanded methods.
    • sneaked out early


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