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lurk

 
 
pronunciation:
luhrk
part of speech: verb
inflections: lurks, lurking, lurked
definition 1: to be hidden; lie in wait.
Joe lurked behind a tree, waiting to scare his friends.
synonyms:
lie in wait
similar words:
hide, take cover
definition 2: to sneak about; prowl.
A cat lurked in the shadows.
synonyms:
prowl, sneak
similar words:
creep, steal, tiptoe
derivations: lurkingly (adv.), lurker (n.)