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
Examples from the Web for slink
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.
I noted that Tom Briggs and his loud-voiced associates were among the first to slink away.Out of a Labyrinth|Lawrence L. Lynch
I had fallen away already from my resolution, and used to slink up—seldom, it's true—and spend the evening with them as before.Villa Rubein and Other Stories|John Galsworthy
Then you slink to your seat and crouch in the darkness before the film, with every tissue burning!Darkwater|W. E. B. Du Bois
A dog was observed to slink away into the bush as they approached.Black Ivory|R.M. Ballantyne
Thank him you can slink away on your own legs this time, and need no one to drag you feet foremost off the Fields.Sir Ludar|Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for slink
verb slinks, slinking or slunk
- an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
- (as modifier)slink veal
Word Origin for slink
Word Origin and History 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.