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"slink" in British English

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slinkverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /slɪŋk/ (slunk, slunk)
to ​walk away from ​somewherequietly so that you are not ​noticed: I ​tried to slink out of the ​room so that nobody would ​see me go.disapproving He usually slinks off (= ​leaves) at about 3.30.
(Definition of slink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slinkverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /slɪŋk/ (past tense and past participle slunk  /slʌŋk/ )
to ​walk or ​leavequietly, esp. because you do not ​want to be ​noticed or are ​ashamed of something: I was so ​embarrassed that I ​tried to slink away.
(Definition of slink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slink”
in Spanish moverse sigilosamente…
in Vietnamese lẻn vào…
in Malaysian dengan takut-takut…
in Thai เดินลับ ๆ ล่อ ๆ…
in French aller furtivement…
in German schleichen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (悄悄)溜走…
in Indonesian menyelinap…
in Chinese (Traditional) (悄悄)溜走…
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