lurk definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To rest in wait, as with ambush.
    • To move furtively; sneak.
    • To exist unobserved or unsuspected: risk hiding around every flex.
    • To read not subscribe to the discussion in a newsgroup, chatroom, or other internet based discussion board.
    • To lay hidden; to rest in wait.
    • to help keep off picture.
  • verb:
    • to stay concealed in order to ambush
    • to keep unobserved
    • to hang away or delay a location, ideally without attracting attention to oneself
    • to see an internet forum without posting commentary
    • hold off in hiding to strike
    • be about
    • lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
  • noun:
    • The work of hiding.
    • A trick of imposture; a swindling artifice; a cunning dodge.
    • The act of lurking or prowling.
  • others:
    • To lay in concealment; conceal or hold out-of picture, as for ambush or escape; skulk.
    • becoming latent or undisclosed; be withdrawn from open manifestation; exist unperceived or unsuspected.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "lurk"
    • Oh, what horrible perils lie in…
    • View More
  • Urban Dictionary for "lurk"
    • somebody who, though standing with a…
    • View More
236 votes

How would you define lurk?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!