Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
lurk

lurk

 
 
pronunciation:
luhrk
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lurked, lurking, lurks
definition 1: to be hidden, esp. so as to ambush; lie in wait.
synonyms:
couch, lie in wait, skulk
similar words:
hide, take cover
definition 2: to act in a sneaky, furtive manner; prowl about.
synonyms:
prowl, skulk, slink, sneak
similar words:
creep, steal, tiptoe
definition 3: to exist without being perceived.
a terrible truth lurking in the details of his poem
synonyms:
hide
similar words:
lie
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: lurkingly (adv.), lurker (n.)