Lurk v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lurked p. pr. & vb. n. Lurking.]
1. To lie hidden; to lie in wait.
Like wild beasts, lurking in loathsome den. --Spenser.
Let us . . . lurk privily for the innocent. --Prov. i. 11.
2. To keep out of sight.
The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks. --Blackstone.
adj 1: concealed and unsuspected; "lurking dangers"; "search for
2: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to
avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking
prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a
surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in
the shadows" [syn: furtive, skulking, sneak(a), sneaky,