verb (used without object)
noun Australian Informal.
Origin of lurk
Examples from the Web for lurks
The last six months have been a stark reminder of the brutality that lurks at the boundaries of civilized society.
That insight alone should make us aware of what lurks beneath all our anxieties, sexual dread included.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem|James Poulos|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps Earhart, or her plane, lurks in this spooky atmosphere.Amelia Earhart: New Documentary Searches Underwater for Pilot and Her Plane|Jane Mendelsohn|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Again a brilliant movie taking a hold of the myth that lurks around us all the time.
He's the centerpiece of this trip, in theory, but at times he lurks on its periphery.
It lurks in the lowest groggeries that curse community—is tolerated in some of the most fashionable hotels.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Paul Potter and Hobbema have taught us the charm which lurks in the flat and at first sight monotonous landscapes of Holland.Italian Alps|Douglas William Freshfield
Beneath it, in grim contrast, lurks a series of dark, windowless dungeons.Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire|H. Thornhill Timmins
Everything is exaggerated by them; in each evil there lurks to their imagination unlimited hostility.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
For he lurks continually in the outskirts of the woods, whence he rushes forth at times upon those who pass by.The Story of the Champions of the Round Table|Howard Pyle
British Dictionary definitions for lurks
Word Origin for lurk
Word Origin and History for lurks
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.