from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To lie in hiding, as out of cowardice or bad conscience; lurk.
- intransitive v. To move about stealthily.
- intransitive v. To evade work or obligation; shirk.
- n. One who hides, lurks, or practices evasion.
- n. A congregation of vermin, especially foxes, or of thieves. See Synonyms at flock1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a group of foxes
- n. one who skulks; a skulker
- v. to conceal oneself; to hide
- v. to sneak around, sneak about
- v. to shirk; to avoid obligation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.
- n. A number of foxes together.
- n. One who, or that which, skulks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To withdraw into a corner or into a close or obscure place for concealment; lie close or hidden from shame, fear of injury or detection, or desire to injure another; shrink or sneak away from danger or work; lurk.
- To produce or bring forward clandestinely or improperly.
- n. Same as skulker.
- n. A number of foxes together; hence, a number of other animals or of persons together: as, a skulk of thieves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
- v. avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
- v. move stealthily
Middle English skulken, of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English skulken, of Scandinavian origin (Wiktionary)