skulk
[ skuhlk ]
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Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
Middle English; of ambiguous Scandinavian origin; compare with the Norwegian skulka "'lurk,"' and Danish skulke, Swedish skolka "'shirk"'
Synonyms
verb
crouch prowl slink snoop
verb
creep by sneak
Antonyms
verb
encounter meet take on
verb
approach
Definition
verbto lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason
verbto move in a stealthy manner; slink
Examples
verbA) She thought she saw something skulk behind the flowerbed, but couldn't be sure. B) The rogue scurried to skulk behind the barrels, waiting for their moment to pickpocket the man.
verbA) The cat would skulk throughout the garden, looking for prey. B) The mice had learned their lesson and would skulk through the walls rather than try to risk being caught in the open.
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