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Verb: lurk  lurk
  1. Lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    - skulk
  2. Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    "The high school students like to lurk in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, footle [informal], lollygag [N. Amer, informal], loaf [informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, mill about, mill around, dillydally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], mooch [Brit, informal]
  3. Wait in hiding to attack
    - ambush, scupper [informal], bushwhack [N. Amer], waylay, ambuscade [archaic], lie in wait
  4. (internet) view an internet forum without contributing anything

Derived forms: lurks, lurked, lurking

Type of: be, conceal, hide, wait

Encyclopedia: Lurk