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Meaning of LURK

Pronunciation:  lurk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  wait in hiding to attack
  2. [v]  be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
  3. [v]  lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

LURK is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, footle, hang around, lallygag, lie in wait, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, mess about, mill about, mill around, scupper, skulk, tarry, waylay
 See Also: be, conceal, hide, lurch, prowl, wait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lurk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lurked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Lurking}.] [OE. lurken, lorken, prob. a dim. from the source
of E. lower to frown. See {Lower}, and cf. {Lurch}, a sudden
roll, {Lurch} to lurk.]
1. To lie hid; to lie in wait.

         Like wild beasts, lurking in loathsome den.

         Let us . . . lurk privily for the innocent. --Prov.
                                               i. 11.

2. To keep out of sight.

         The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks.

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Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: be latent, couch, creep, escape notice, gumshoe, hibernate, hide, lay wait, lie beneath, lie dormant, lie hid, lie in wait, lie low, make no sign, nightwalk, prowl, pussyfoot, shadow, skulk, slide, slink, slip, smolder, snake, sneak, stalk, steal, tiptoe, underlie