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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of slink

First recorded before 1150; Middle English slynken (verb), Old English slincan “to creep, crawl”; cognate with Low German slinken, German schlinken

SYNONYMS FOR slink

OTHER WORDS FROM slink

slink·ing·ly, adverboutslink, verb (used with object), out·slunk, out·slink·ing.un·slink·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH slink

sling, slink
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Example sentences from the Web for slink

British Dictionary definitions for slink

slink
/ (slɪŋk) /

verb slinks, slinking or slunk

(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

noun

  1. an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
  2. (as modifier)slink veal

Word Origin for slink

Old English slincan; related to Middle Low German slinken to shrink, Old Swedish slinka to creep, Danish slunken limp
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