Definition Of lurk


(of a person or animal) be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.

a ruthless killer still lurked in the darkness

Example Of lurk

  • A barely seen danger lurks just out of sight, becoming more bold with the approach of night fall.

  • Although depression, anxiety and shame may lurk beneath the surface, what's on the table is usually relationship problems.

  • And the truth was, the photographer might have been lurking about waiting for such a photograph.

  • And, on the odd occasion, she did get a glimpse of a violent temper lurking beneath the calm surface of his apparent good nature.

  • As the name of the bay suggests, tiger sharks lurk nearby, waiting for opportune times to attack.

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