to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame.
to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way.
(especially of cows) to bring forth (young) prematurely.
a prematurely born calf or other animal.
born prematurely: a slink calf.
- slink·ing·ly, adverb
- outslink, verb (used with object), out·slunk, out·slink·ing.
- un·slink·ing, adjective
- sling, slink
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How to use slink in a sentence
Then Haji Kas arose, and gat him out of the chest; and he and his son slank away in shame together.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
He was left in a low slank after a fflood, and ye water fell away from him, and he died.Highways & Byways in Sussex | E.V. Lucas
Tom slank away, while Jack explained the insolence of the man, getting advice born of long experience.With Wellington in Spain | F. S. Brereton
There was another roar of laughter—feebly suppressed by a judicial frown—and I slank away, annihilated.Miss Cayley's Adventures | Grant Allen
There they slank behind a curtain; and when he came out, the rings above fluttered with fear and love and hope.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) | Richard Doddridge Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for slink
(intr) to move or act in a furtive or cringing manner from or as if from fear, guilt, etc
(intr) to move in a sinuous alluring manner
(tr) (of animals, esp cows) to give birth to prematurely
an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
(as modifier): slink veal
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