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English verb: lurk

1. lurk (stative) lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide

2. lurk (stative) be about

SamplesThe high school students like to loiter in the Central Square.
Who is this man that is hanging around the department?.

Synonymsfootle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)lurch, prowl

3. lurk (competition) wait in hiding to attack

Synonymsambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, scupper, waylay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)wait

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