- 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.
Origin of slink
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Examples from the Web for slinked
“Walking away” is the key phrase; she knew she had slinked away with something that almost evaded her, and it felt good.What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat.
February 23, 2014
With no other option, Law tendered his resignation to Pope John Paul II and slinked off to Rome.The Cardinal Who Got Away
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 11, 2010
Then, from my left, a tall, beautiful girl, graceful as a gazelle in skintight jeans and high heels, slinked over to me.My Parents' Brothel
December 6, 2009
Tis more than a year now since I slinked out of Baalbek, leaving you in the dark about me.The Book of Khalid
Be sure, Sir John slinked off in the siege, and this is he and his daughter.The Last Of The Barons, Complete
Slinked in he did, and his face was like you see it to-night only worse.The Green Eyes of Bst
Peg was coming back, and her pockets had been emptied, for the heavy skirt now slinked around her slender form.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong
They slinked down the alley and seeing a light in the back room of a store, Fenn stopped and went up to peer in.In the Heart of a Fool
William Allen White
- (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
Word Origin and History for slinked
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.