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.
- slink·ing·ly, adverb
- outslink, verb (used with object), out·slunk, out·slink·ing.
- un·slink·ing, adjective
- sling, slink
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How to use slink in a sentence
On 116th Street, dented low riders slinked by, windows open, music blaring.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead | Sandeep Jauhar | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“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. | Kevin Bleyer | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With no other option, Law tendered his resignation to Pope John Paul II and slinked off to Rome.
Then, from my left, a tall, beautiful girl, graceful as a gazelle in skintight jeans and high heels, slinked over to me.
Dogs slinked between the feet of their masters, canine instinct informing them that something evil was abroad that day.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
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 | Lillian Garis
Vultures flapped heavenward as they rode into the gate; lean, red-eyed curs snarled and slinked about the streets.The Hill of Venus | Nathan Gallizier
Three cows slinked, the bay mare followed suit, and the chickens took the cramps, and died as fast as they were hatched.Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories | Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
He is the cadet of a pamphleteer, the pedee of a romancer; he is the embryo of a history slinked before maturity.Character Writings of the 17th Century | Various
British Dictionary definitions for slink
(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
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