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Dictionary Definition

skulk

Verb

1 lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner [syn: lurk]
2 avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill [syn: malinger]
3 move stealthily; "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

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English

Verb

  1. to conceal oneself; to hide

Translations

to conceal oneself; to hide

Extensive Definition

Skulk is a fictional character and Amalgam Comics superhero, whose true debut was in Doctor Strangefate #1 (1996), though his (metafictional) debut was in Tales of Strangefate #157. He is a combination of DC Comics' Solomon Grundy and Marvel Comics' Hulk.

Character overview and history

Bruce Banner was a scientist experimenting with radiation. An experiment he was working on went horribly wrong, however, and fused him with the elemental entity known as Solomon Grundy. The fusion between Banner and Solomon Grundy became known only as the Skulk. After a confrontation with Dr. Strangefate, Strangefate showed the Skulk that he could keep the Skulk in his human form with the use of magic. The Skulk agreed to work as an agent of Dr. Strangefate in return for Strangefate keeping Skulk in the form of Bruce Banner most of the time. He was one of the agents that Dr. Strangefate sent after Access, though the Skulk failed to capture him.
In the alternate universe where Lobo the Duck resides, the Skulk was killed by the mystery villain who was also responsible for the deaths of Dr. Strangefate, Vikki Valkyrie, Super-Soldier, and Hawkhawk, among others.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

army, bunch, clock watcher, colony, couch, cower, creep, cringe, crouch, dodge, dog it, drift, drive, drove, duck, duck duty, eye-servant, flock, gam, gang, get out of, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, gumshoe, herd, host, kennel, lay wait, lie in wait, litter, lurk, malinger, malingerer, nightwalk, not pull fair, old soldier, pack, pod, pride, prowl, pussyfoot, quail, school, shadow, shirk, shirker, shoal, skulker, slack, slacker, slide out of, slink, slip, slip out of, sloth, snake, sneak, sneak out of, soldier, stalk, steal, tax dodger, tiptoe, trip, troop, truant, welsh, welsher
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