Slink
Slink Slink, v. t. To cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf. [1913 Webster]

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  • slink — slink·er; slink·i·ly; slink·i·ness; slink·ing·ly; slink; …   English syllables

  • Slink — Slink, v. t. [imp. {Slunk}, Archaic {Slank}; p. p. {Slunk}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slinking}.] [AS. slincan; probably akin to G. schleichen, E. sleek. See {Sleek}, a.] 1. To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak. To slink away and hide. Tale of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slink — Slink, a. 1. Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf. [1913 Webster] 2. Thin; lean. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slink — Slink, n. 1. The young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a calf brought forth before its time. [1913 Webster] 2. A thievish fellow; a sneak. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slink — [slıŋk] v past tense and past participle slunk [slʌŋk] [I always + adverb/preposition] [: Old English; Origin: slincan to creep ] to move somewhere quietly and secretly, especially because you are afraid or ashamed = ↑creep ▪ Edward was hoping to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Slink — das; [s], s <aus engl. slink »(Fell einer) Frühgeburt«> Fell des 4 bis 5 Monate alten Lammes einer ostasiat. Schafrasse …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • slink — [ slıŋk ] (past tense and past participle slunk) verb intransitive slink away/off/out etc. to go somewhere slowly and quietly so that people will not notice you: Ray slunk out of the building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slink — / slither [v] creep by coast, cower, glide, glissade, go stealthily, gumshoe*, lurk, meander, pass quietly, prowl, pussyfoot*, shirk, sidle, skitter, skulk, slick, slide, slip, snake, sneak, steal, undulate; concept 151 slither [v] slide coast,… …   New thesaurus

  • slink — index lurk, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slink — (v.) O.E. slincan to creep, crawl (of reptiles), from P.Gmc. *slenkanan (Cf. Swed. slinka to glide, Du. slinken to shrink, shrivel; related to SLING (Cf. sling) (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking …   Etymology dictionary

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