- To move in a quiet furtive manner; sneak: slunk away ashamed; a cat slinking through the grass toward its prey. (verb-intransitive)
- To give birth to prematurely: The cow slinked its calf. (verb-transitive)
- An animal, especially a calf, born prematurely. (noun)
- Born prematurely. (adjective)
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