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Noun: skulking  skúl-king
  1. Evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    "they developed a test to detect skulking";
    - malingering
Verb: skulk  skúlk
  1. Lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    - lurk
  2. Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    - malinger
  3. Move furtively
    "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

Derived forms: skulkings

Type of: conceal, dodging, escape, evasion, fiddle, goldbrick [N. Amer, informal], hide, shirk, shrink from, walk

Encyclopedia: Skulking