[ US /ˈɫɝk/ ]
[ UK /lˈɜːk/ ]
  1. lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
  2. be about
    The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  3. wait in hiding to attack
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How To Use lurk In A Sentence

  • We've moved from imagining a little homunculus lurking in the sperm to one hiding in the genome.
  • There's a strangeness about the whole image, as though a story lurks untold. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The land was wild and empty, but there always seemed to be a human shape lurking in the tunnels.
  • To the right you see an ordinary nephroid lurking in a coffee cup. Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Imaginary Law Firms, Part 1: Brannock, Foley, and Freeth
  • Free-range pigs have shelters shaped as triangles or half circles, but most porkers were lurking inside; pine trees had snow plastered on the north side of their trunks and the hot sun on the south side.
  • He is out there somewhere, lurking in the shadows of the underworld and, I do not doubt, burning for revenge. LION IN THE VALLEY
  • One of the current topics on the Child-Lit listserv, where I usually lurk, is a discussion "Harry Potter -- Hype or Word Of Mouth," which got me thinking about when I first read HP and its impact on me, personally and professionally. How I Found Out About Harry
  • A dozen or so greenish boulders lurked with angular menace below.
  • I guess Michael Powell has been lurking on some of these community WiFi mailing lists.
  • Drake's eyes made a quick scan of the alley to ensure that no other threat lurked nearby, then his gaze returned to the man.
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