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spying on people online, while you remain invisible
Even though he claims to be "In a MUCH better place",J spends his days lurking online, to see who is talking to who
by Meadow Soprano September 23, 2005
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portraying police in a positive or helpful light, when in reality they are the violent fascist tools of an authoritarian military state
โ€œThat show is all copaganda. No such thing as a good cop.โ€
by venediction May 27, 2020
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The act of being with a group of people but not saying much. Usually these people (who don't say much) are totally happy with that fact and they just like to listen and don't feel the need to be the center of attention.
That kid is lurking, but he is a lot of fun outside of class.
by that is fun September 14, 2006
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V. Someone who makes a social media page but never posts anything.

Adj. A nigga who screen shots other people's posts on Instagram and sends them to his friends
"Hey, check out this pic of Tina I found on her Instagram"
"Nigga, quit lurking"
by The bae Jake September 01, 2014
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The act of creeping or being a total creep from a distance.
Wow.. There goes John again, he keeps lurking. He's across the street watching me inside the bar, talk about top luker.
by Fishtown December 06, 2009
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The act of being signed into gmail chat but putting your status to invisible. Lurking involves watching friends sign in and enjoying knowing that they dont know you're there. Having too much time on one's hands is the most common cause of lurking.
Oh my god Daragh you're always lurking whenever i sign in
by shouldbestudying April 23, 2009
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The act of going to a night club or busy bar and scoping out your prey in the shadows. Then, when they least expect it -or when they are at their highest point of intoxication-, you swoop in and get really fashion friendly. Usually the natural habitat of a lurker is around the dancefloor.
Pitman: What is Bean doing over there in the shadows?
Hunter: Looks like he is lurking again.
Ham: He is scoping out prey to be his next victim...lurking is an artform.
by P.J. Hutch October 25, 2009
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