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Definition of skulk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skulk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//skʌlk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skʌlk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skulk
BrE BrE//skʌlk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skʌlk//
 
he / she / it skulks
BrE BrE//skʌlks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skʌlks//
 
past simple skulked
BrE BrE//skʌlkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skʌlkt//
 
past participle skulked
BrE BrE//skʌlkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skʌlkt//
 
-ing form skulking
BrE BrE//ˈskʌlkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskʌlkɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (disapproving) to hide or move around secretly, especially when you are planning something bad There was someone skulking behind the bushes. I don’t want reporters skulking around here. Word Origin Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian skulka ‘lurk’, and Danish skulke, Swedish skolka ‘shirk’.
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