Definition of "slink" [slink]

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slink" in a sentence
  • "I see a person what you may call slink away secret, like she'd done somethin 'to be' shamed of, 'twas that girl."
  • "December 3rd, 2009 9: 34 am ET you announce, you don't announce and simply 'slink' away like a beaten dog"
  • "Dictionary.com had several meanings for the word "slink" but I like this one: "to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way"."