verb (used without object)
noun Australian Informal.
Origin of lurk
Examples from the Web for lurk
Discounting the occasional outbreak among bushmeat hunters, Ebola seems content to lurk.Already Deadly in Africa, Could Ebola Hit America Next?|Scott Bixby|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, and most importantly, F. Murray Abraham will continue to lurk in the shadows, looking mysterious and bald.‘Homeland’ Is Finally Back On Track with Season 3’s Penultimate Episode, “Big Man in Tehran”|Andrew Romano|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Post-war Iraq is unfortunately a fitting example for the reality that might lurk behind one-state visions.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Lew has a well-deserved reputation for homing in on the values that lurk behind the numbers.
Danger seemed to lurk around every corner, but no one expected it to lurk in our classrooms.Raped by a Teacher: One Woman’s Tragic Past at the Horace Mann School|Abigail Pesta|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the dangers are there in every city, and they lurk for every boy in a like position.Hiram The Young Farmer|Burbank L. Todd
Had he indeed played his last card, or did one more solitary trump yet lurk up his sleeve unknown to himself?The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
Surely no evil was intended to lurk in the shadow of so much simple splendor.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
They mark down the residence of a woman, whose jewels are worth stealing, and lurk outside the house before dawn.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
"And a pretty spot for the Devil to lurk in," said Dauntrees, resuming his ordinary tone.Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)|John P. Kennedy
Word Origin for lurk
c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian lurka "to sneak away," dialectal Swedish lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ultimately related to Middle English luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). Related: Lurked; lurking.