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skulk

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1 to move about in a sly or secret manner

  • I thought I saw someone skulking about in the shadows
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2 to remain out of sight

  • the animal control officers caught the stray cat that had been skulking behind some trash cans
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lie low, sit tight

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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

skulk

Synonyms and Antonyms of skulk

someone who acts in a sly and secret manner

  • were surprised to discover the skulk stealing from the garden was a raccoon
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