lurk around

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lurk around

To move or hang about (some place) in a suspicious, sneaking, or slinking manner. I had this horrible feeling someone was lurking around outside our house, so I called the police. This is the second time this month I've seen that guy lurking around—does anyone know who he is?
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lurk around

to slink or sneak around somewhere. Who is that guy lurking around the building? Stop lurking around.
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He was for ever lurking around the turret-rooms on the chance of making some useful discovery.
GMP say he had been cycling along the River Irwell on patrol when he saw the lads lurking around the water.
The male alligator had been lurking around (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-humboldt-park-alligator-caught-20190716-ydqznwqemvhonfk2xuwj3iw7ta-story.html) Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon for nearly a week, evading authorities that had flocked to the area day over day.
Pollard spots Maya lurking around the village and presents her with a stark ultimatum - either she tells Jacob, who is insisting he'll wait for her, that she doesn't love him or he'll call the police.
Pollard spots Maya lurking around the village and gives her an ultimatum - end things with Jacob or he'll call the police.
Also revolting is the sight of drug addicts and other characters lurking around at night.
Newall was caught on CCTV lurking around the home, and after momentarily disappearing from view, he re-emerged a few seconds later doubled up in pain after appearing to injure his arm whilst forcing access.
Heavily armed men on Monday paraded the streets of the central business area to keep off the recalcitrant hawkers, most of who were lurking around for the least opportunity to return to the streets.
Chadwick was reported to police after being seen repeatedly lurking around her cul-de-sac.
Summary: Coach Hameed reveals instances of approach and dangers lurking around the game
A terrified homeowner confronted a crook she found lurking around her house in the middle of the day.
EASTENDERS BBC1, 7.30pm MAX, inset, is lurking around in the Square like a bad smell.
However, recent evidence gathered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) suggest that a larger, planet-sized body is lurking around the solar system, hidden in a thick layer of debris called the Kuiper Belt.
Two more teeny moons might be lurking around Uranus.
"The army succeeded in breaking the spear of terrorism at our borders and uproot most of its cells domestically, thwarting off its destructive plans that aimed at dragging regional chaos into Lebanon." The General confirmed that the LAF was in very good condition, despite the many dangers that continue lurking around. "A country that has held out during the past five years in the shadow of the Syrian war, can withstand all future dangers." R.Z.