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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurk, skulkverb

    lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

  2. malinger, skulkverb

    avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

  3. skulkverb

    move stealthily

    "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

Wiktionary

  1. skulknoun

    a group of foxes

  2. skulkverb

    to conceal oneself; to hide

  3. skulkverb

    to sneak around, sneak about

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skulkverb

    to hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Skulknoun

    a number of foxes together

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Skulknoun

    alt. of Skulker

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skulk

    skulk, v.i. to sneak out of the way: to lurk.—ns. Skulk, Skulk′er, one who skulks.—adv. Skulk′ingly.—n. Skulk′ing-place. [Scand., as in Dan. skulke, to sneak; conn. with Ice. skjöl, cover, hiding-place; also with Eng. scowl.]

Editors Contribution

  1. skulk

    (skulking) - lurk, loiter, hide, to lie in wait

    "don't skull outside the door like a spy!"

    Submitted by cathi_b on July 4, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skulk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skulk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of skulk in a Sentence

  1. Phil Trieb:

    [I]f we won’t choose to pay the price of liberty, then by default we shall suffer the cost of servitude -- whether it be the iron chains of a tyrannical oligarchy or the regulatory chains of unelected, faceless bureaucrats. When we witness our neighbors abused by tyrants, will we skulk away and hope we’re not next? Or will we stand by them and challenge -- as freedom-loving Americans -- the tyranny of lawless leaders.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. currish
    • B. commensal
    • C. lank
    • D. motile

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