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lurk (verb) stay hidden, ready to attack, or to do something bad; (fear, danger, etc.,) be present unseen.

When you lurk somewhere, you wait there secretly because you are going to do something wrong or illegal. When you lurk at a place, you wait secretly in the place to attack someone passing that way. If a fear of danger lurks in you, you feel the fear or you are afraid of the danger without knowing how it is going to trouble you. Danger lurks in a street if there is danger in the street, but you do not know in which form. Fear lurks in someone's heart if they fear something that might happen to them, but do not know how.

  • The police happened to see a teenager lurking in front of a house, and took him into custody. They found out from him that he was hiding there to attack a man in the house if he came out.
  • Some movement and noise from the garden made her suspect that someone was lurking there. She called the police and they found someone hiding there.
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