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slink

 (slĭngk)
v. slunk (slŭngk) also slinked, slink·ing, slinks
v.intr.
To move in a quiet furtive manner; sneak: slunk away ashamed; a cat slinking through the grass toward its prey.
v.tr.
To give birth to prematurely: The cow slinked its calf.
adj.
Born prematurely.

[Middle English slinken, from Old English slincan.]

slink′ing·ly adv.

slink

(slɪŋk)
vb, slinks, slinking or slunk
1. (intr) to move or act in a furtive or cringing manner from or as if from fear, guilt, etc
2. (intr) to move in a sinuous alluring manner
3. (Zoology) (tr) (of animals, esp cows) to give birth to prematurely
n
(Zoology)
a. an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
b. (as modifier): slink veal.
[Old English slincan; related to Middle Low German slinken to shrink, Old Swedish slinka to creep, Danish slunken limp]

slink

(slɪŋk)

v. slunk, slink•ing,
n., adj. v.i.
1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear or shame.
2. to walk or move in a sinuous, provocative way.
v.t.
3. (esp. of cows) to bring forth (young) prematurely.
n.
4. a prematurely born calf or other animal.
adj.
5. born prematurely.
[before 1150; Middle English slynken (v.), Old English slincan to creep, crawl, c. Middle Low German slinken to subside]
slink′ing•ly, adv.

slink


Past participle: slunk
Gerund: slinking

Imperative
slink
slink
Present
I slink
you slink
he/she/it slinks
we slink
you slink
they slink
Preterite
I slunk
you slunk
he/she/it slunk
we slunk
you slunk
they slunk
Present Continuous
I am slinking
you are slinking
he/she/it is slinking
we are slinking
you are slinking
they are slinking
Present Perfect
I have slunk
you have slunk
he/she/it has slunk
we have slunk
you have slunk
they have slunk
Past Continuous
I was slinking
you were slinking
he/she/it was slinking
we were slinking
you were slinking
they were slinking
Past Perfect
I had slunk
you had slunk
he/she/it had slunk
we had slunk
you had slunk
they had slunk
Future
I will slink
you will slink
he/she/it will slink
we will slink
you will slink
they will slink
Future Perfect
I will have slunk
you will have slunk
he/she/it will have slunk
we will have slunk
you will have slunk
they will have slunk
Future Continuous
I will be slinking
you will be slinking
he/she/it will be slinking
we will be slinking
you will be slinking
they will be slinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slinking
you have been slinking
he/she/it has been slinking
we have been slinking
you have been slinking
they have been slinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slinking
you will have been slinking
he/she/it will have been slinking
we will have been slinking
you will have been slinking
they will have been slinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slinking
you had been slinking
he/she/it had been slinking
we had been slinking
you had been slinking
they had been slinking
Conditional
I would slink
you would slink
he/she/it would slink
we would slink
you would slink
they would slink
Past Conditional
I would have slunk
you would have slunk
he/she/it would have slunk
we would have slunk
you would have slunk
they would have slunk
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slink - walk stealthily; "I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

slink

verb creep, steal, sneak, slip, ghost, prowl, skulk, pussyfoot (informal) He couldn't just slink away.

slink

verb
To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
Translations
يَنْسَلُّ خِفْيَةً
plížit se
liste
læîast, laumast
įsliūkinti
lavīties
gizlice sokulmaksıvışmaktüymek

slink

[slɪŋk] (slunk (pt, pp)) VI to slink away; slink offescabullirse, zafarse

slink

[ˈslɪŋk] [slunk] (pt, pp) vi
to slink away → s'en aller furtivement

slink

pret, ptp <slunk>
vischleichen; to slink away or offsich davonschleichen; to slink along the wallsich an der Wand entlangdrücken; to slink off with one’s tail between one’s legs (fig inf)mit eingezogenem Schwanz abziehen (inf)

slink

[slɪŋk] (slunk (pt, pp)) vi to slink away, slink offsvignarsela

slink

(sliŋk) past tense, past participle slunk (slaŋk) verb
to move as if wanting to avoid attention. He slunk into the kitchen and stole a cake.
References in classic literature ?
Do you not know that even Numa slinks from the path of the great apes when there are many of them and they are mad?
As peasants with their hounds chase a lion from their stockyard, and watch by night to prevent his carrying off the pick of their herd--he makes his greedy spring, but in vain, for the darts from many a strong hand fall thick around him, with burning brands that scare him for all his fury, and when morning comes he slinks foiled and angry away--even so did Ajax, sorely against his will, retreat angrily before the Trojans, fearing for the ships of the Achaeans.
I am surprised when the herald blows his summons before some Tremont or Astor or Middlesex House, to see come creeping out over the piazza for all inhabitants a ridiculous mouse, which soon again slinks into some hole in the pavement.
And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.
He wavered, and started to slink away, but Tom seized him and said: