verb (used without object)
noun Australian Informal.
Origin of lurk
Examples from the Web for lurking
I never suspected a jazz singer might be lurking behind the meat suit, or inside the large plexiglass egg.
It seeks to neuter the criticism of any lurking Paltrow naysayers wishing to transfer their negativity to Lively.
Can you imagine Walters, his executive-producing partner, post-May 16, lurking with him behind the cameras?
They are lurking with only their most trusted confidantes in shadowy corners.
Lurking in the wings of course is the deep state, and in particular the military.Morsi-less: Are Egyptians Done with the Muslim Brothers?|Hussein Ibish|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The lurking sadness in the air just touched and soothed the lurking sadness in Di's mind.Diana Tempest, Volume II (of 3)|Mary Cholmondeley
Who knows what may be lurking in the old house, to rise up some day as a witness against us!
They stood where the flat of the desert broke and tilted down in grooves and bulges deep to the lurking Columbia.The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories|Owen Wister
A man who had been lurking in the shadow of a building on the opposite side of the road crossed to him.The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace
It covers the shelves of the great Oxford-Street librarian, lurking in the covers of three-volume novels.Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti|T. Hall Caine
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.