Definition of 'lurk'

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There is a sense that the worst is over and there aren't any nasty surprises lurking around the corner. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Moreover, danger lurks should you use your card to go shopping because interest will be charged on such spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's fine to be exuberant when you are on the right stride but danger lurks when you are not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pieces are fitted together, all is not as it seems, danger lurks in unexpected places. The Sun (2016)The pleasure is not quite knowing, the building on the very deep fear in all of us that there might just be something lurking beneath the bed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a heart attack constantly lurking just beneath the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is an extreme case but it highlights the dangers that lurk online. The Sun (2015)Yet somewhere lurking beneath that charming exterior must lie an evil streak. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The game world is beautiful yet enemy mobs always lurk in the same locations. The Sun (2016)Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two other unknown men lurked in the background. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Or was he actually just lurking around the corner? Times, Sunday Times (2010)What else is lurking in the shadows? The Sun (2012)You sense that somewhere inside the chief inspector there still lurks a head teacher. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But they are ideal for dealing with those small slugs that lurk just below the soil surface. The Sun (2015)He was aware of the elephants and also the dangers that lurk in the jungles. The Sun (2013)There was always that edge of worry lurking somewhere. Christianity Today (2000)Most families have an embarrassing relative lurking in the background. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But an ugly awakening could well be lurking around the corner. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their shared history lurks in the shadows. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet there is still a lurking softness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is not just wildlife lurking. The Sun (2015)Could he really be that blithe about what dangers lurked inside his body? Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is always that incentive to think there is a magic cure somewhere lurking in the counties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is terrifying to think that such evil can lurk behind an internet site that brings pleasure to millions. The Sun (2009)Yet always the surprise lurks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some disaster or other is, no doubt, lurking round the corner. The Sun (2014)

Synonyms of 'lurk'

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Translations for 'lurk'

British English: lurk VERB
If someone lurks somewhere, they wait there secretly so that they cannot be seen, usually because they intend to do something bad.
He thought he saw someone lurking outside the door.
  • American English: lurk
  • Brazilian Portuguese: espreitar
  • Chinese: 潜藏
  • European Spanish: acechar
  • French: se tapir
  • German: lauern
  • Italian: stare in agguato
  • Japanese: 待ち伏せする
  • Korean: 잠복하다
  • European Portuguese: espreitar
  • Spanish: acechar


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