slink

  • 1 slink — slink·er; slink·i·ly; slink·i·ness; slink·ing·ly; slink; …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 Slink — Slink, a. 1. Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf. [1913 Webster] 2. Thin; lean. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 slink|y — «SLIHNG kee», adjective, slink|i|er, slink|i|est. 1. sneaky; furtive; stealthy. 2 …

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

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  • 6 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] …

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  • 7 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 …

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

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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,… …

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

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 slink — *lurk, skulk, sneak …

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  • 14 slink — has the past tense and past participle slunk …

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  • 15 slink — ► VERB (past and past part. slunk) 1) move quietly with gliding steps, in a stealthy or sensuous manner. 2) come or go unobtrusively or furtively. ► NOUN ▪ an act of slinking. ORIGIN Old English, «crawl, creep» …

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  • 16 slink — slink1 [sliŋk] vi. slunk, slinking [ME slinken < OE slincan, to creep, crawl along, akin to LowG slinken < IE * sleng , var. of base * slenk , to wind, twist, turn > SLING1] to move in a quiet, furtive, or sneaking manner, as from fear,… …

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  • 17 slink|i|ly — «SLIHNG kuh lee», adverb. in a slinky manner: »slinkily attired…actresses (Punch) …

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  • 18 slink — UK [slɪŋk] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms slink : present tense I/you/we/they slink he/she/it slinks present participle slinking past tense slunk UK [slʌŋk] / US past participle slunk to go somewhere slowly and quietly so that people will… …

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  • 19 slink — v. (P; intr.) to slink through the bushes * * * [slɪŋk] (P; intr.) to slink through the bushes …

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  • 20 slink — [[t]slɪ̱ŋk[/t]] slinks, slinking, slunk VERB If you slink somewhere, you move there quietly because you do not want to be seen. [V adv/prep] He decided that he couldn t just slink away, so he went and sat next to his wife. Syn: sneak …

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