Synonyms of 'lurk'
hideDictionary, sneak, crouchHe thought he saw someone lurking above the chamber during the address.
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If an animal or a person prowls around, they move around quietly, for example when they are hunting.
The stray dogs of the city prowl in packs in search of food.
If you skulk somewhere, you hide or move around quietly because you do not want to be seen.
skulking in the safety of the car
Thesaurus for lurk from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone lurks somewhere , they wait there secretly so that they cannot be seen , usually because they intend to do something bad .