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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slink(verb)

    walk stealthily

    "I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey"


  1. slink(Noun)

    The young of an animal when born prematurely, especially a calf.

  2. slink(Noun)

    A thievish fellow; a sneak.

  3. slink(Verb)

    To sneak about furtively.

  4. slink(Verb)

    To give birth to an animal prematurely.

  5. Origin: From slincan, from slenkanan (compare Dutch slinken, Swedish slinka).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slink(adj)

    to creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak

  2. Slink(adj)

    to miscarry; -- said of female beasts

  3. Slink(verb)

    to cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf

  4. Slink(adj)

    produced prematurely; as, a slink calf

  5. Slink(adj)

    thin; lean

  6. Slink(noun)

    the young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a calf brought forth before its time

  7. Slink(noun)

    a thievish fellow; a sneak

  8. Origin: [AS. slincan; probably akin to G. schleichen, E. sleek. See Sleek, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slink

    slingk, v.i. to creep or crawl away, as if ashamed: to sneak:—pa.t. and pa.p. slunk. [A.S. slincan, to creep; Low Ger. sliken, Ger. schleichen.]

  2. Slink

    slingk, v.t. to cast prematurely, as a calf.—v.i. to miscarry.—n. a calf prematurely born: the flesh of such: a bastard child.—adj. prematurely born: unfit for food: lean, starved: mean.—ns. Slink′-butch′er, one who kills and dresses for sale the carcasses of diseased animals; Slink′skin, the skin of a slink, or leather made from it.—adj. Slink′y, lean.

Anagrams for slink »

  1. kilns, links

  2. Kilns

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slink in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of slink in a Sentence

  1. Angela Carter:

    Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.

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