Underneath a robust exterior can lurk, quite literally, flesh-eating demons.
In fact, Lew has a well-deserved reputation for homing in on the values that lurk behind the numbers.
But distasteful as it may seem, one senses that there may lurk an inconvenient truth behind this fear.
“It was definitely a good activity for me to not ‘lurk’ as much,” he says.
Discounting the occasional outbreak among bushmeat hunters, Ebola seems content to lurk.
And how could we think that such had men could lurk in such a place as that?
This system is supposed to draw out any insects that may lurk within.
Perhaps he would even have to lurk in the woods, awaiting his opportunity to smuggle his liquor to the men.
Danger and hurt and death did not lurk everywhere about him.
The branches also offer a screen for the artillerymen, who can lurk beneath this shelter until the aeroplane has passed.
c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian lurka "to sneak away," dialectal Swedish lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ultimately related to Middle English luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). Related: Lurked; lurking.