Skulk v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skulked p. pr. & vb. n. Skulking.] To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk. “Want skulks in holes and crevices.”
Discovered and defeated of your prey,
You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away. --Dryden.