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skulk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishskulkskulk /skʌlk/ verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEto hide or move about secretly, trying not to be noticed, especially when you are intending to do something bad syn lurkskulk about/around/in etc 🔊 He was still skulking around outside when they left the building.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
skulk• You want some weirdo skulking around the aisles, spraying toxic chemicals all over the place?• But Sergia believed that you would be fearful, would skulk in space beyond the planet.• She would not be reduced to skulking in the back room of her own shop.• He saw the occasional pheasant and partridge winging rapidly away beneath him, or skulking in the brown grass and bracken.• If there was more than one person skulking there, then he wanted to know about it.skulk about/around/in etc• As he argued it, he had no option but to skulk in alleys.• If only she could have seen me skulking around at Cliff Top, the very picture of melancholy.• After skulking around for half an hour I spotted a kestrel in a tree nearby.• But Sergia believed that you would be fearful, would skulk in space beyond the planet.• You want some weirdo skulking around the aisles, spraying toxic chemicals all over the place?• She would not be reduced to skulking in the back room of her own shop.• He saw the occasional pheasant and partridge winging rapidly away beneath him, or skulking in the brown grass and bracken.• But there they were in Brentford, lounging on corners or skulking about up alleyways.
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Verb table
skulk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskulk
he, she, itskulks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskulked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skulked
he, she, ithas skulked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skulked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skulk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skulked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skulking
he, she, itis skulking
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you, we, theyare skulking
Past
I, he, she, itwas skulking
you, we, theywere skulking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skulking
he, she, ithas been skulking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skulking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skulking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skulking
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