Slunk
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 Beryn. [1913 Webster]

Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

There were some few who slank obliquely from them as they passed. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

2. To miscarry; -- said of female beasts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Slunk — (sl[u^][ng]k), imp. & p. p. of {Slink}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slunk — [slʌŋk] the past tense and past participle of ↑slink …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slunk — the past tense and past participle of slink …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slunk — slunk1 [sluŋk] vi. pt. & pp. of SLINK1 slunk2 [sluŋk] vt. alt. pt. & pp. of SLINK2 …   English World dictionary

  • Slunk — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slunk — [[t]slʌ̱ŋk[/t]] Slunk is the past tense and past participle of slink …   English dictionary

  • slunk — past and past participle of slink …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slunk — /slungk/, v. a pt. and the pp. of slink. * * * …   Universalium

  • slunk — noun /slʌŋk/ an animal, especially a calf, born prematurely or abortively , 1959: Then I met a great guy, Placenta Juan the Afterbirth Tycoon. Made his in slunks during the war. (Slunks are underage calves trailing afterbirths and bacteria,… …   Wiktionary

  • slunk — slɪŋk n. prematurely born animal (especially a calf) v. sneak, move quietly or furtively; give birth prematurely (especially of cows) …   English contemporary dictionary

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