To lurk is to watch someone from a secret location or to observe people from a place that’s dark or hidden.

There’s an alligator lurking in the water.


There’s a cat lurking in the grass.

lurking cat

Two men are lurking beneath a bridge.

lurking men

  • The police caught a man lurking outside of someone’s window.
  • A lurker is a person who lurks.
  • People lurk in chat rooms online.
  • Danger lurks in countries where law and order has broken down.
  • Lurking in the future is the prospect of a world that is getting warmer and warmer with each passing year.

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Date of publication: October 14, 2016