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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: From a Scandinavian language

skulk

verb
     
skulk [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
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
He was still skulking around outside when they left the building.

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