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Meaning of SKULK

Pronunciation:  skulk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
  2. [v]  move stealthily; "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"
  3. [v]  avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

SKULK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: lurk, malinger
 See Also: conceal, goldbrick, hide, shirk, shrink from, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          Discovered and defeated of your prey, You skulked
          behind the fence, and sneaked away.      --Dryden.
  2. \Skulk\, n. [Cf. Icel. skollr, skolli, a fox, and E.
    skulk, v.i.]
    A number of foxes together. --Wright.
  3. \Skulk\, Skulker \Skulk"er\, n.
    One who, or that which, skulks.