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  Dictionary Definition of lurk

lurk
verb (i)
1. to lie in concealment, as men in ambush; remain in or about a place secretly or furtively.
2. to go furtively; slink; steal.
3. to exist unperceived or unsuspected.
-- noun Colloquial
4. a place of resort; hide-out.
5. a dodge; a slightly underhand scheme.
6. a convenient, often unethical, method of performing a task, earning a living, etc.
7. a job.
-- phrase
8. lurks and perks, opportunities to gain advantage from one's employment over and above one's wage or salary, both from offered benefits and dishonest manipulation; You'll soon learn the lurks and perks. -- RAY WOOD, 1983.
[ME, frequentative of LOUR. Cf. Norw. lurka sneak away]
-- lurky, adjective