Slink away



Also, slink off. Depart furtively, as in The shoplifter slipped an item into his coat pocket and slunk away, or After that severe scolding, she slunk off. This term employs slink in the sense of “move stealthily,” a usage dating from the late 1300s.

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  • Slinked

    verb (used without object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame. 2. to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way. verb (used with object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 3. (especially of cows) to bring forth (young) […]

  • Slinking

    verb (used without object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame. 2. to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way. verb (used with object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 3. (especially of cows) to bring forth (young) […]



  • Slinky

    adjective, slinkier, slinkiest. 1. characterized by or proceeding with slinking or stealthy movements. 2. made of soft, often clinging material that follows the figure closely and flows with body movement: a slinky gown. adjective (informal) slinkier, slinkiest 1. moving in a sinuously graceful or provocative way 2. (of clothes) figure-hugging; clinging 3. characterized by furtive […]

  • Slinter

    noun 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) a dodge, trick, or stratagem Also (Austral obsolete) slanter, slenter



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