Slunk away ashamed; a cat slinking through the grass toward its prey.
The cow slinked its calf.
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")).