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Meaning of SLINK

Pronunciation:  slingk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  walk stealthily; "I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey"
 

SLINK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
             Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent.
                                                   --Milton.
    
             There were some few who slank obliquely from them as
             they passed.                          --Landor.
    
    2. To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.
    
    
  2. \Slink\, v. t.
    To cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that
    slinks her calf.
    
    
  3. \Slink\, a.
    1. Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf.
    
    2. Thin; lean. [Scot.]
    
    
  4. \Slink\, n.
    1. The young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a
       calf brought forth before its time.
    
    2. A thievish fellow; a sneak. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
    
    
 

 

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