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To be or remain hidden, especially while waiting in ambush
“As the name of the bay suggests, tiger sharks lurk nearby, waiting for opportune times to attack.”
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To move stealthily or furtively
“There are steep, narrow lanes and flights of steps, where shadows lurk in the recesses and doorways.”
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Smoulder or smolder
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To hide oneself or stay out of sight
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To move or act at a slow speed
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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To be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
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Pursue or approach stealthily
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A cunning trick or dishonest act, in particular one intended to avoid something unpleasant
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“Spots of snow still lurk on northern slopes while glacial lilies unfurl in patches of sunlight.”
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