slink around

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slink around

To move around in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. There were some suspicious figures slinking around in the shadows, so we decided to go a different way home. The boss is always slinking around the office, making sure everyone is being productive. The dog slunk around to see if anyone would give him scraps from the table.
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slink around

to creep or slither around furtively. The cat slunk around, waiting for a chance to get at the bird. Don't slink around like that. Someone is likely to take you for a robber.
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The Cramps were equally as influential (although they borrowed a ton of material from obscure and not-so-obscure rockabilly); they brought eerie garage punk to the fore, and Lux slinked around like Iggy in rubber pants and high heels.
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Another was Private Freeman's velvet-clad and catpawed doctor, who disinterestedly slinked around these women as they fluctuated between struggle and catatonia.