verb \ˈsliŋk\

: to move in a way that does not attract attention especially because you are embarrassed, afraid, or doing something wrong

slunk \ˈsləŋk\ also slinked \ˈsliŋ(k)t\ slink·ing

Full Definition of SLINK

intransitive verb
:  to go or move stealthily or furtively (as in fear or shame) :  steal
:  to move in a sinuous provocative manner
transitive verb
:  to give premature birth to —used especially of a domestic animal <a cow that slinks her calf>

Examples of SLINK

  1. He slinked away in shame.
  2. <like a thief slinking about in the middle of the night>

Origin of SLINK

Middle English, from Old English slincan to creep; akin to Old English slingan to worm, twist
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to SLINK

lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, sneak, slip, snake, steal
See Synonym Discussion at lurk



Definition of SLINK

:  the young of an animal (as a calf) brought forth prematurely; also :  the flesh or skin of such an animal

First Known Use of SLINK




Definition of SLINK

:  born prematurely or abortively <a slink calf>

First Known Use of SLINK



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