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 slinking
One such thing is Katie Holmes slinking around in all-black and doing her best Fosse while crooning “Hit Me With a Hot Note.”‘American Horror Story’ Sings “The Name Game” and 12 Other Bizarre TV Musical Numbers (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If anyone can talk Muammar Gaddafi into slinking away from Libya, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says it's him.
Last May, when the United Nations dispatched Bill Clinton to Haiti, it felt as if Clinton was slinking off the world stage.
He went out of the room with a stealthy, slinking haste, as though he feared lest the self-restraint of his victor might fail.The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel|Marvin Dana
He described a grim figure, bending low and slinking off along the fence.The Monster and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
He crawled out—creeping along by the wall, and slinking through the gate—heart-sick and all but heart-dead.The Manxman|Hall Caine
In a nervous, slinking manner, he drew back behind his curtain.Everychild|Louis Dodge
Harry, carrying the lamp, entered the room, with Maria slinking at his heels.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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.