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LURK, verb intransitive

1. To lie hid; to lie in wait.

Let us lay wait for blood; let us lurk privily for the innocent. Proverbs 1:11.

2. To lie concealed or unperceived. See that no selfish motive lurks in the heart.

See the lurking gold upon the fatal tree.

3. To retire from public observation; to keep out of sight.

The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks.