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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to wait menacingly)
a. acechar
The crocodile was lurking in the water, waiting for the right moment to strike.El cocodrilo acechaba en el agua, esperando el momento perfecto para atacar.
The paparazzi lurked outside of the actor's home so they could photograph him.Los paparazzi acechaban frente al hogar del actor para poder fotografiarlo.
b. merodear
I saw a suspicious person lurking around your backyard.Vi a un sospechoso merodeando en tu jardín trasero.
c. estar al acecho
The fox lurked outside of the rabbit hole in the hope of catching its dinner.El zorro estaba al acecho fuera de la madriguera con la esperanza de atrapar algo para cenar.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to be a latent threat)
a. acechar
No matter how safe you think you are, danger is always lurking in the shadows.No importa lo seguro que te creas, el peligro siempre está acechando en las sombras.
3. (computing)
a. espiar
Stop lurking on those message boards and just contribute something already.Deja de espiar por los foros y contribuye algo ya.
b. mirar
I just lurk in the forums to read the crazy theories people have about these characters.Solo miro en los foros para leer las teorías locas que tiene la gente sobre estos personajes.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. estar al acecho
a doubt still lurked in his mindsu mente todavía albergaba una duda
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lurk [lɜːk]
intransitive verb
[+person] (lie in wait) estar al acecho; merodear; (hide) estar escondido
I saw him lurking around the building lo vi merodeando or al acecho por el edificio; a doubt lurks in my mind una duda persiste en mi mente; danger lurks round every corner el peligro acecha en cada esquina
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