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

[Middle English slinken, from Old English slincan.]

slink′ing·ly adv.


moving in a furtive waymoving in a sinuously graceful way


[ˈslɪŋkɪŋ] adj (movement) → furtivo/a
References in classic literature ?
There was doubt in his mind that some note of the approaching blacks vibrating with fear had struck an answering chord in the nervous system of the panther, sending him slinking through the jungle, his tail between his legs.
He was slinking about in his boat,' says Tom, 'which slinking were, not to speak ill of the dead, the manner of the man, when he come right athwart the steamer's bows and she cut him in two.
Now I could see forms grey and black slinking near my path, sniffing at the air as they went, and now I came to a little open place, and, behold
MELANIE Verwoerd came back fighting yesterday and showed Unicef bosses she has no intention of slinking off into the sunset.
She fought to the front of the crowd and was about to go into nurse mode before remembering she had no medical training whatsoever and slinking off.
Swathed in a black velvet dress, tottering on huge heeled wedges and slinking around the stage she took on the guise of a stalking Morticia Adams.
Heche, 40, who had dated comedian Ellen Degeneres, is seen in one scene slinking around on a leather chair dressed only in lingerie as she opens her legs Sharon Stone-style from 'Basic Instinct', reports the Sun.
Edgar spots a big, nasty black tail slinking off under the castle walls and maids have started disappearing, with only their boots being discovered.
Beach babes will be slinking off on holiday with this snake designed bikini, while others will look hot in the itsy bitsy teeny weeny polka-dot bikini.
Taking it easier were judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh - spotted slinking out of a London bar at 5am on Friday.