verb (used without object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slink·ing.
verb (used with object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slink·ing.
Origin of slink
Synonyms for slink
Related Words for slinkskulk, slither, lurk, undulate, skitter, prowl, sidle, sneak, meander, pussyfoot, glide, cower, glissade, slick, coast, slide, snake, slip, shirk, steal
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He waited his opportunity to slink out of camp to the woods.White Fang
He would have succeeded, nevertheless, had he not been so ready to slink off as soon as you looked at him.Lord Jim
You can't hope to slink past a cunning, wide-awake, evil brute like he was.The Shadow-Line
I believe my faith the higher, the better for mankind—Am I to slink away?The Mob (Third Series Plays)
Can I slink by a side-road out of sight of my own intelligence?'Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
verb slinks, slinking or slunk
- an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
- (as modifier)slink veal
Word Origin for slink
Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (cf. Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.