lurk - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

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.