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verb [intransitive] lurk pronunciation in British English /lɜː(r)k/ 
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present tense
present participlelurking
past tenselurked
past participlelurked
  1. 1
    to wait, sometimes hiding, in order to frighten, annoy, or attack someone

    Why is that woman lurking around?

    I saw someone lurking behind the bushes and ran.

  2. 2
    if something lurks, it is likely to threaten, harm, or upset you

    That night, danger seemed to lurk behind every tree.


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