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lurk Explained

lurk at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lurk at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scand. (cf. dial. Norw. lurka "to sneak away," dial. Swed. lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ult. related to M.E. luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). ///

lurk at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I ] [Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Probably from Low German or a Scandinavian language]//
1 to wait somewhere quietly and secretly, usually because you are going to do something wrong: lurk in/behind/beneath/around etc// --She didn't see the figure lurking behind the bushes.//
2 if something such as danger, a feeling etc lurks somewhere, it exists, but you may not see it or know about it: --a dark formless danger, lurking in the shadows//
3 if you lurk in a chat room on the Internet, you read what other people are writing to each other, but you do not write any messages yourself: lurk in// --I think it's sort of creepy how people lurk in chat rooms.//

Lurk at English => English (Answers) Of Explained:

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lurk at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "lurk":
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,

lurk at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Invisibility): be invisible, be hidden, vanish, hide, lurk, lie hidden, escape notice, render invisible, conceal, elude, put out of sight, lose sight of.

[V] (Implication): be latent, lurk, smolder, underlie, escape observation, escape detection, conceal, imply, understand, allude to, infer, conceal, read between the lines.

lurk at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [V]
1 [usually +adv./prep.] to wait somewhere secretly, especially because you are going to do sth bad or illegal:
Why are you lurking around outside my house? * A crocodile was lurking just below the surface.
2 when sth unpleasant or dangerous lurks, it is present but not in an obvious way:
At night, danger lurks in these streets. * a lurking doubt / suspicion

Lurk at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lurk \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.

lurk at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:



lurk at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive
manner [syn: {skulk}]
2: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the
Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around
the department?" [syn: {loiter}, {lounge}, {footle}, {lollygag},
{loaf}, {lallygag}, {hang around}, {mess about}, {tarry},
{linger}, {mill about}, {mill around}]
3: wait in hiding to attack [syn: {ambush}, {scupper}, {bushwhack},
{waylay}, {ambuscade}, {lie in wait}]

lurk at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /lɜːk/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /lɝk/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)k


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • To remain concealed in order to ambush
    1. To remain unobserved
    2. 1898, Inter: w » J. Meade Falkner, Inter: w » Moonfleet Chapter 4
    3. : Thus my plight was evil indeed, for I had nothing now to burn to give me light, and knew that 'twas no use setting to grout till I could see to go about it. Moreover, the darkness was of that black kind that is never found beneath the open sky, no, not even on the darkest night, but lurks in close and covered places and strains the eyes in trying to see into it.
    4. to hang out or wait around a location, preferably without drawing attention to oneself
    5. 2005, Category: w - :Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. Category: w - :Stephanus pagination|235c.
    6. : if we find the sophist lurking, we must round him up by royal command of the argument
    7. Inter: Interne » t to view an internet forum without posting comments


      Inter: trans-top » to remain concealed in order to ambush

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|väijyä, Inter: t- » fi|vaania
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|espreitar

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|acechar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to remain unobserved
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piileksiä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ocultarse, Inter: t- » es|esconderse

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to hang out or wait around a location
    • Catalan: aguaitar
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schuilen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piileksiä, Inter: t- » fi|piilotella, Inter: t+ » fi|hiippailla
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|traîner

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|lauern
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|espreitar
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|таиться
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|merodear, Inter: t+ » es|vigilar, Inter: t- » es|urguetear

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to view an internet forum without posting comments
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|taustahengailla
    • Polish: Inter: qualifier » rare Inter: t- » pl|lurkować

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|observar, Inter: t+ » es|mirar, Inter: t- » es|intrusar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • The act of lurking.
    1. 1921: George Colby Borley, The Lost Horizon
    2. : There were enemies on the lurk and time was against him.
    3. 1955: John Maxwell Edmonds Longus, Daphnis et Chloe
    4. : ... barked furiously and made at him as at a wolf, and before he could wholly rise from the lurk because of the sudden consternation, ...
    5. 2004: Charles Reade, A Simpleton
    6. : At two PM a man had called on him, and had produced one of his advertisements, and had asked him if that was all square—no bobbies on the lurk.


      Inter: trans-to » p

  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|acecho|m Inter: gloss » ambush, Inter: t- » es|ocultamiento|m Inter: gloss » hide, Inter: t- » es|merodeo|m Inter: gloss » hang out, Inter: t- » es|mironeo|m Inter: gloss » Internet

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English 4chan slang -
    Translation: et » lurk
    Translation: fr » lurk
    Translation: gl » lurk
    Translation: ko » lurk
    Translation: io » lurk
    Translation: it » lurk
    Translation: kn » lurk
    Translation: hu » lurk
    Translation: ml » lurk
    Translation: my » lurk
    Translation: nl » lurk
    Translation: pl » lurk
    Translation: fi » lurk
    Translation: sv » lurk
    Translation: ta » lurk
    Translation: te » lurk
    Translation: vi » lurk
    Translation: zh » lurk

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