Origin of slink
OTHER WORDS FROM slinkslink·ing·ly, adverboutslink, verb (used with object), out·slunk, out·slink·ing.un·slink·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH slinksling, slink
Words nearby slink
How to use slink in a sentence
Meanwhile, in the distance, a group of wild horses ran right across the road as a coyote slunk out from a nearby ditch.Seeing Big Vistas at Theodore Roosevelt National Park|Emily Pennington|January 21, 2021|Outside Online
Four years earlier, Senators Cruz, Paul, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham similarly chased the presidency but slinked back to the Senate in defeat.In the Long Game, Even Insurrection May Not Disqualify Presidential Hopes|Philip Elliott|January 8, 2021|Time
The bodily systems that thrived and repaired themselves to ensure that we pass on healthy genes cease to function well and leave us to slink to the finish line the best we can.
Mamet slinks away with the entire show, as she manages to deliver the chill and severity of an attorney looking out for her friend while never seeming soulless.
One by one I pick them off, and slink back into the shadows.
Democrats can't slink away, or crouch, or cut and run against their own record.
Jones, ever the charmer, proceeds to slink behind the desk and begin fake-hammering away at the keyboard.
We began to slink outside, tentatively crossing the terrace.
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The 199 Earls bade the whole multitude of their array slink down alongside the river.
In the face of such a defiance the clerical party must fight fairly, or slink away as cravens.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Poor Patti would get up in obedience to the order and slink out of the door with her ears drooping.The Animal Story Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for slink
- an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
- (as modifier)slink veal