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skulk
American English: /skəlk/
British English: /skʌlk/

intransitive verb

  • I saw him skulking in the background
    lo vi al fondo, tratando de pasar desapercibido
    what are you doing skulking around in here?
    ¿qué haces merodeando por aquí?
    he's skulked off to the barn
    se ha ido a esconder al granero
    Example sentences
    • While the others slept peacefully, I was slinking and skulking around in the dark.
    • It looked to be another clear day, so he'd spend most of it outside, skulking about the forest as usual.
    • I strode out of the room, and slammed the door, before skulking off upstairs again.

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