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lurk

 (lûrk)
intr.v. lurked, lurk·ing, lurks
1. To wait out of view: thieves lurking in the shadows.
2. To move furtively; sneak: heard him lurking along the corridor.
3. To exist unobserved or unsuspected: danger lurking around every bend.
4. To read but not contribute to the discussion in a newsgroup, chatroom, or other online forum.

[Middle English lurken, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

lurk′ing·ly adv.

lurk

(lɜːk)
vb (intr)
1. to move stealthily or be concealed, esp for evil purposes
2. to be present in an unobtrusive way; go unnoticed
3. (Telecommunications) to read messages posted on an electronic network without contributing messages oneself
4. to read messages posted on an electronic network without contributing messages oneself
n
slang Austral and NZ a scheme or stratagem for success
[C13: probably frequentative of lour; compare Middle Dutch loeren to lie in wait]
ˈlurker n

lurk

(lɜrk)

v.i.
1. to lie or wait in concealment, as a person in ambush.
2. to go furtively; slink.
3. to exist unperceived or unsuspected.
4. Chiefly Computers. to observe an ongoing discussion without participating in it.
[1250–1300; frequentative of lower2; compare Norwegian lurka to sneak away]
lurk′er, n.
syn: lurk, skulk, sneak, prowl suggest avoiding observation, often because of a sinister purpose. To lurk is to lie in wait for someone or to move stealthily: The thief lurked in the shadows. skulk has a similar sense, but usu. suggests cowardice or fear: The dog skulked about the house. sneak emphasizes the attempt to avoid being seen or discovered; it suggests a sinister intent or the desire to avoid punishment: The children sneaked out the back way. prowl usu. implies seeking prey or loot; it suggests quiet and watchful roaming: The cat prowled around in search of mice.

lurk


Past participle: lurked
Gerund: lurking

Imperative
lurk
lurk
Present
I lurk
you lurk
he/she/it lurks
we lurk
you lurk
they lurk
Preterite
I lurked
you lurked
he/she/it lurked
we lurked
you lurked
they lurked
Present Continuous
I am lurking
you are lurking
he/she/it is lurking
we are lurking
you are lurking
they are lurking
Present Perfect
I have lurked
you have lurked
he/she/it has lurked
we have lurked
you have lurked
they have lurked
Past Continuous
I was lurking
you were lurking
he/she/it was lurking
we were lurking
you were lurking
they were lurking
Past Perfect
I had lurked
you had lurked
he/she/it had lurked
we had lurked
you had lurked
they had lurked
Future
I will lurk
you will lurk
he/she/it will lurk
we will lurk
you will lurk
they will lurk
Future Perfect
I will have lurked
you will have lurked
he/she/it will have lurked
we will have lurked
you will have lurked
they will have lurked
Future Continuous
I will be lurking
you will be lurking
he/she/it will be lurking
we will be lurking
you will be lurking
they will be lurking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lurking
you have been lurking
he/she/it has been lurking
we have been lurking
you have been lurking
they have been lurking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lurking
you will have been lurking
he/she/it will have been lurking
we will have been lurking
you will have been lurking
they will have been lurking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lurking
you had been lurking
he/she/it had been lurking
we had been lurking
you had been lurking
they had been lurking
Conditional
I would lurk
you would lurk
he/she/it would lurk
we would lurk
you would lurk
they would lurk
Past Conditional
I would have lurked
you would have lurked
he/she/it would have lurked
we would have lurked
you would have lurked
they would have lurked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lurk - lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
2.lurk - be aboutlurk - be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
prowl, lurch - loiter about, with no apparent aim
3.lurk - wait in hiding to attacklurk - wait in hiding to attack    
wait - stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

lurk

verb hide, sneak, crouch, prowl, snoop, lie in wait, slink, skulk, conceal yourself, move with stealth, go furtively He thought he saw someone lurking above the chamber during the address.

lurk

verb
To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
Translations
يَكْمُن، يَتَرَصَّد
číhat
ligge på lur
leselkedik
liggja í leyni
tykoti
slēptiesuzglūnēt
pusuya yatmak

lurk

[lɜːk] VI [person] (= lie in wait) → estar al acecho, merodear; (= hide) → estar escondido
I saw him lurking around the buildinglo vi merodeando or al acecho por el edificio
a doubt lurks in my minduna duda persiste en mi mente
danger lurks round every cornerel peligro acecha en cada esquina

lurk

[ˈlɜːrk] vi
[person] (= hide) → se tapir, se cacher (= prowl) → rôder
[threat] → planer; [danger] → menacer
Fascism is always lurking somewhere → La menace du fascisme plane toujours ici ou là.
to have a lurking suspicion that ... → soupçonner vaguement que ...

lurk

vilauern; a nasty suspicion lurked at the back of his minder hegte einen fürchterlichen Verdacht; the fears which still lurk in the unconsciousÄngste, die noch im Unterbewusstsein lauern; a doubt/the thought still lurked in his mindein Zweifel/der Gedanke plagte ihn noch

lurk

[lɜːk] vi (person, hide) → stare in agguato, appostarsi; (creep about) → girare furtivamente; (danger) → stare in agguato; (doubt) → persistere

lurk

(ləːk) verb
to wait in hiding especially with a dishonest or criminal purpose. She saw someone lurking in the shadows.
References in classic literature ?
There lurks, perhaps, a hitherto unheeded meaning here.
Dean's bitter herbs; and firstly, let me beware of the fascination that lurks in Catherine Heathcliff's brilliant eyes.
Yet, a doubt lurks in my mind, Miss Pross, whether it is good for Doctor Manette to have that suppression always shut up within him.
The Wife, where danger or dishonour lurks, Safest and seemliest by her Husband staies, Who guards her, or with her the worst endures.
There are few of us who have not sometimes wakened before dawn, either after one of those dreamless nights that make us almost enamoured of death, or one of those nights of horror and misshapen joy, when through the chambers of the brain sweep phantoms more terrible than reality itself, and instinct with that vivid life that lurks in all grotesques, and that lends to Gothic art its enduring vitality, this art being, one might fancy, especially the art of those whose minds have been troubled with the malady of reverie.
On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.
Oh, if men would but understand the mysterious passions of her tender heart, and see the poem which lurks in each of her little tears
But in each of us there lurks some particle of the mob spirit, of the mob temperament.
I have heard also How such strange magic lurks within these shells That at their bidding casements open wide And Innocence puts vine-leaves in her hair, And wantons like a maenad.
They, or what perhaps lurks in them: fear, deception, desire, disillusion - all silent at first before the song of triumphant love vibrating in the light.
Her eyes and hair were of the same rich hazel colour, and her cheeks, though considerably freckled, were flushed with the exquisite bloom of the brunette, the dainty pink which lurks at the heart of the sulphur rose.
He has a gentle voice and a quiet manner, but behind his twinkling blue eyes there lurks a capacity for furious wrath and implacable resolution, the more dangerous because they are held in leash.