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LURK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lurk mean? 

LURK (verb)
  The verb LURK has 3 senses:

1. lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
2. be about
3. wait in hiding to attack

  Familiarity information: LURK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LURK (verb)


Sense 1lurk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

lurk; skulk

Hypernyms (to "lurk" is one way to...):

conceal; hide (prevent from being seen or discovered)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2lurk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be about

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

mill about; lollygag; loiter; mill around; tarry; lallygag; hang around; footle; mess about; lurk; lounge; loaf; linger

Context examples:

The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square / Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Hypernyms (to "lurk" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lurk"):

lurch; prowl (loiter about, with no apparent aim)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3lurk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wait in hiding to attack

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

ambuscade; waylay; scupper; lie in wait; bushwhack; ambush; lurk

Hypernyms (to "lurk" is one way to...):

wait (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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