verb (intransitive, adverb) often foll by at
(Austral & NZ, informal) to laugh or jeer (at)
noun 1. a psychrometer so designed that the wet-bulb thermometer can be ventilated, to expedite evaporation, by whirling in the air.
noun 1. a Y -shaped stick with an elastic strip between the prongs for shooting stones and other small missiles. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a Y-shaped implement with a loop of elastic fastened to the ends of the two prongs, used mainly by children for shooting small stones, etc Also called (in Britain and […]
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) […]
- 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.