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 for lurk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lurk \Lurk\ (l[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lurked (l[^u]rkt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Lurking.] [OE. lurken, lorken, prob. a dim.
     from the source of E. lower to frown. See Lower, and cf.
     Lurch, a sudden roll, Lurch to lurk.]
     1. To lie hidden; to lie in wait.
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              Like wild beasts, lurking in loathsome den.
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              Let us . . . lurk privily for the innocent. --Prov.
                                                    i. 11.
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     2. To keep out of sight.
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              The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and
           secretive manner [syn: lurk, skulk]
      2: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the
         Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the
         department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag,
         loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry,
         linger, lurk, mill about, mill around]
      3: wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper,
         bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "lurk":
     be latent, couch, creep, escape notice, gumshoe, hibernate, hide,
     lay wait, lie beneath, lie dormant, lie hid, lie in wait, lie low,
     make no sign, nightwalk, prowl, pussyfoot, shadow, skulk, slide,
     slink, slip, smolder, snake, sneak, stalk, steal, tiptoe,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The activity of one of the "silent
     majority" in a electronic forum such as Usenet; posting
     occasionally or not at all but reading the group's postings
     regularly.  This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually
     used reflexively: "Oh, I'm just lurking".  Often used in "the
     lurkers", the hypothetical audience for the group's
     flamage-emitting regulars.
     Lurking and reading the FAQ are recommended netiquette for
     beginners who need to learn the history and practises of the
     group before posting.

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