Skulk

  • 1 skulk´er — skulk «skuhlk», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to keep out of sight to avoid danger, work, or duty; hide for a bad purpose; lurk in a cowardly way; sneak: »On Saturdays several boys could be seen skulking about behind the garage avoiding their chores.… …

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  • 2 Skulk — Skulk, n. [Cf. Icel. skollr, skolli, a fox, and E. skulk, v.i.] A number of foxes together. Wright. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Skulk — Skulk, Skulker Skulk er, n. One who, or that which, skulks. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 skulk — [skulk] vi. [ME sculken, prob. < LowG schulken, to play truant, or Dan skulke, to skulk] 1. to move or lurk about in a stealthy, craven, or sinister manner; slink 2. Chiefly Brit. to avoid work or responsibility; shirk; malinger n. 1. a person …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 skulk — [skʌlk] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] to hide or move about secretly, trying not to be noticed, especially when you are intending to do something bad = ↑lurk skulk about/around/in etc ▪… …

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  • 7 skulk — skulk·er; skulk; …

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  • 8 skulk — index lurk, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 skulk — [ skʌlk ] verb intransitive to move around or wait somewhere in a secret way, especially because you are going to do something bad: Why is he skulking around in the bushes? …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 skulk — early 13c., from a Scandinavian source, Cf. Norw. skulke to shirk, malinger, Dan. skulke to spare oneself, shirk. Common in M.E. but lacking in 15c. 16c. records; possibly reborrowed 17c …

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  • 11 skulk — *lurk, couch, slink, sneak Analogous words: secrete, *hide, conceal Contrasted words: emerge, *appear, loom …

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  • 12 skulk — [v] lurk; shirk avoid, bypass, conceal oneself, creep, crouch, dodge, elude, evade, hide, lie in wait, prowl, pussyfoot*, sidestep, slack, slink, snake, sneak, snoop, steal; concepts 30,59,151,188,681 …

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  • 13 skulk — ► VERB ▪ hide or move around secretly, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive. DERIVATIVES skulker noun. ORIGIN Scandinavian …

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  • 14 Skulk — Superherobox| caption= comic color=background:#c0c0c0 character name=Skulk real name=Bruce Banner publisher=Amalgam Comics debut= Tales of Strangefate #157 (fake), Doctor Strangefate #1 (April 1996, real) creators=Ron Marz Jose Luis Garcia Lopez… …

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  • 15 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… …

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  • 16 skulk — [[t]skʌlk[/t]] v. i. 1) to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason 2) to move stealthily; slink 3) brit. to shirk duty; malinger 4) one that skulks 5) a pack or group of foxes • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < Scand; cf. Dan, Norw skulke, Sw …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 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.… …

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  • 18 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 …

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  • 19 skulk — /skʌlk / (say skulk) verb (i) 1. to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil or cowardly reason. 2. to shirk duty; malinger. 3. to move or go in a mean, stealthy manner; sneak; slink. –noun 4. someone who skulks. 5. an act of skulking. 6. a group… …

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  • 20 skulk — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect skulka to lie in wait, lurk Date: 13th century 1. to move in a stealthy or furtive manner < skulked into her sister s room > 2. a. to hide or… …

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