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lurking

verb
present participle of 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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“Lurking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lurking. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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