Slink meaning

slĭngk
To move in a quiet furtive manner; sneak.

Slunk away ashamed; a cat slinking through the grass toward its prey.

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To move in a quiet, furtive, or sneaking manner, as from fear, guilt, etc.; sneak.
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To give birth to prematurely.

The cow slinked its calf.

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Born prematurely.
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To expel (a fetus) prematurely.
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An animal, esp. a calf, born prematurely.
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Born prematurely.
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(intransitive) To sneak about furtively.
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To give birth to an animal prematurely.

A cow that slinks her calf.

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The young of an animal when born prematurely, especially a calf.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) A thievish fellow; a sneak.
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(Scotland) Thin; lean.
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Origin of slink

  • Middle English slinken from Old English slincan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English slincan (“to creep, crawl"), from Proto-Germanic *slinkanÄ… (compare Dutch slinken (“to shrink, shrivel"), Swedish slinka (“to glide")).

    From Wiktionary