Skulked
Skulk Skulk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skulked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skulking}.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skulke to spare or save one's self, to play the truant, Sw. skolka to be at leisure, to shirk, Icel. skolla. Cf. {Scowl}.] To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk. ``Want skulks in holes and crevices.'' --W. C. Bryant. [1913 Webster]

Discovered and defeated of your prey, You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • skulked — skÊŒlk n. one who lurks, one who hides out; one who sneaks about; one who avoids work or responsibility v. move in a stealthy manner, sneak about; hide out, lurk; avoid work or responsibility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Skulk — Skulk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skulked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skulking}.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skulke to spare or save one s self, to play the truant, Sw. skolka to be at leisure, to shirk, Icel. skolla. Cf. {Scowl}.] To hide, or get out of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skulking — Skulk Skulk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skulked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skulking}.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skulke to spare or save one s self, to play the truant, Sw. skolka to be at leisure, to shirk, Icel. skolla. Cf. {Scowl}.] To hide, or get out of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skulk — skulker, n. skulkingly, adv. /skulk/, v.i. 1. to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason: The thief skulked in the shadows. 2. to move in a stealthy manner; slink: The panther skulked through the bush. 3. Brit. to shirk duty; malinger. n.… …   Universalium

  • skulk — [[t]skʌ̱lk[/t]] skulks, skulking, skulked VERB If you skulk somewhere, you hide or move around quietly because you do not want to be seen. [V prep/adv] You, meanwhile, will be skulking in the safety of the car... [V prep/adv] Harry skulked off …   English dictionary

  • skulk — UK [skʌlk] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms skulk : present tense I/you/we/they skulk he/she/it skulks present participle skulking past tense skulked past participle skulked to move around or to wait somewhere in a secret way, especially… …   English dictionary

  • Sartorial — Sar*to ri*al, a. [See {Sartorius}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work. [1913 Webster] Our legs skulked under the table as free from sartorial impertinences as those of the noblest savages. Lowell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneak — (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[=i]kja to hanker after.] 1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneaked — Sneak Sneak (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[=i]kja to hanker after.] 1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneaking — Sneak Sneak (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[=i]kja to hanker after.] 1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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