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Synonyms for lurk
lɜrklurk

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lurk

    Synonyms:
    hide, lie, skulk, abscond, lie hid, lie in wait

    Antonyms:
    rise, spring, show, emerge, flash

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurk, skulkverb

    lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

    Synonyms:
    loaf, ambuscade, waylay, scupper, lie in wait, loiter, lallygag, linger, footle, mess about, hang around, lollygag, mill about, tarry, malinger, skulk, ambush, mill around, lounge, bushwhack

  2. loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill aroundverb

    be about

    "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

    Synonyms:
    loll around, loaf, bushwhack, bum about, hover, arse about, lounge around, mill around, frig around, arse around, mess about, bum around, lounge, waylay, loiter, loll, mill about, bum, mill, hang around, lollygag, skulk, lallygag, footle, tarry, ambuscade, linger, lie in wait, scupper, ambush, lounge about, dawdle, waste one's time

  3. ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in waitverb

    wait in hiding to attack

    Synonyms:
    loaf, mill around, scupper, lie in wait, loiter, lallygag, expose, endanger, peril, mess about, hang around, lollygag, waylay, mill about, tarry, skulk, footle, ambush, still-hunt, linger, lounge, ambuscade, bushwhack

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  1. lurkverb

    Synonyms:
    lie hid, lie concealed, lie in wait

  2. lurkverb

    Synonyms:
    skulk, keep out of sight, keep out of the way

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How to use lurk in a sentence?

  1. Douglas Hostadter:

    It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.

  2. from an official Japanese guide for English-speaking drivers, 1936:

    1. At the rise of the hand of the policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him or otherwise disrespect him. 2. If pedestrian obstacle your path, tootle horn melodiously. If he continue to obstacle, tootle horn vigorously and utter vocal warning such as "Hi, Hi." [...] 5. Beware of greasy corner where lurk skid demon. Cease step on, approach slowly, round cautiously, resume step on gradually.

  3. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

  4. Bill Shuster:

    Sequesters, furloughs, and shut-downs seem to lurk around every corner. We have to re-inject stability into how we fund aviation.


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