verb (used without object)
noun Australian Informal.
Origin of lurk
Examples from the Web for lurked
Better to think of it as the creative force that has lurked behind the last 999 of them.
If this comes to pass, the question that has lurked beneath the crisis will rush to the surface: Who or what will fill the vacuum?
King dwells on "the darker city that lurked behind the enlightened one" a bit much for my taste.
She did not see the figure which lurked in the shadows on the other side.Concerning Sally|William John Hopkins
Somewhere in the back of Robert's lurked a feeling that Henry sounded slightly sarcastic.Manners of the Age|Horace Brown Fyfe
I have warned him, but youth is rash; and you will scent danger where he would never dream that it lurked.The Champdoce Mystery|Emile Gaboriau
In this gruesome business there lurked many tragedies, and very few romances.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
I thought of that sweet perfume, and of the person who had lurked in the shadow of the stairs!The Sign of Silence|William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for lurked
Word Origin for lurk
Word Origin and History for lurked
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.