slunk


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slunk

 (slŭngk)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of slink.

slunk

(slʌŋk)
vb
the past tense and past participle of slink

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.
Translations

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 ?
Shimerda's box up the hill; Krajiek slunk along behind them.
One after another they peered in, for nothing but their own eyes could persuade such ignorance as theirs, and one after another they slunk away.
Don't you reckon the thieves slunk back and lugged him off, Tom?
Nothing was done in its regular order and several of the native servants seemed missing, while those whom Mary saw slunk or hurried about with ashy and scared faces.
The rats had crept out of their holes to look on, and they remained looking on for hours; soldiers and police often passing between them and the spectacle, and making a barrier behind which they slunk, and through which they peeped.
Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, just as a woman with a heavy bundle slunk into the shop.
went on to say, that from his window he had afterwards, and late at night, seen my aunt give this person money outside the garden rails in the moonlight, who then slunk away - into the ground again, as he thought probable - and was seen no more: while my aunt came hurriedly and secretly back into the house, and had, even that morning, been quite different from her usual self; which preyed on Mr.
At times, also, I caught glimpses of some grey wolf as he slunk from tree to tree watching me, and always high above my head the wind sighed in the great boughs with a sound like the sighing of women.
And then, as we all slunk back to our places, "Gray," he said, "I'll put your name in the log; you've stood by your duty like a seaman.
She went straight to the church, slunk to the little pot of fat, began to lick it, and licked the top off.
Together they slunk from the house, but no casual observer might have noted that one of them was an ape.
Then, stopping to look back once or twice, he slunk off among the bushes to the right of me, and I heard the swish of the fronds grow faint in the distance and die away.