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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skulk  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skulk  \Skulk\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  skollr  skolli  a  fox,  and  E. 
  skulk,  v.i.] 
  A  number  of  foxes  together.  --Wright. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skulk  \Skulk\,  Skulker  \Skulk"er\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  skulks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  skulk 
  v  1:  lie  in  wait,  lie  in  ambush,  behave  in  a  sneaky  and  secretive 
  manner  [syn:  {lurk}] 
  2:  avoid  responsibilities  and  duties,  e.g.,  by  pretending  to  be 
  ill  [syn:  {malinger}] 
  3:  move  stealthily;  "he  prowls  that  streets"  [syn:  {prowl}] 




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