[syn: ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lurk \Lurk\ (l[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lurked (l[^u]rkt);
p. pr. & vb. n. Lurking.] [OE. lurken, lorken, prob. a dim.
from the source of E. lower to frown. See Lower, and cf.
Lurch, a sudden roll, Lurch to lurk.]
1. To lie hidden; to lie in wait.
Like wild beasts, lurking in loathsome den.
Let us . . . lurk privily for the innocent. --Prov.
2. To keep out of sight.
The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and
secretive manner [syn: lurk, skulk]
2: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the
Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the
department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag,
loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry,
linger, lurk, mill about, mill around]
3: wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper,
bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "lurk":
be latent, couch, creep, escape notice, gumshoe, hibernate, hide,
lay wait, lie beneath, lie dormant, lie hid, lie in wait, lie low,
make no sign, nightwalk, prowl, pussyfoot, shadow, skulk, slide,
slink, slip, smolder, snake, sneak, stalk, steal, tiptoe,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
The activity of one of the "silent
majority" in a electronic forum such as Usenet; posting
occasionally or not at all but reading the group's postings
regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually
used reflexively: "Oh, I'm just lurking". Often used in "the
lurkers", the hypothetical audience for the group's
Lurking and reading the FAQ are recommended netiquette for
beginners who need to learn the history and practises of the
group before posting.