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slink (v.)

Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (source also of Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.

updated on October 12, 2013

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Definitions of slink from WordNet

slink (v.)
walk stealthily;
I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey
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