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1. To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak. To slink away and hide. 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.

Origin: AS. Slincan; probably akin to G. Schleichen, E. Sleek. See Sleek.

To cast prematurely; said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.