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slink off

To leave or retreat in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. The would-be burglar slunk off after tripping the alarm. I knew the teacher wanted to lecture me about the poor results on my test, so I made a plan to slink off as soon as the bell rang. No matter who I'm rooting for, it always breaks my heart to watch the losing team slink off the field at the end of the game.
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slink off

to creep away furtively. Carl was embarrassed and tried to slink off, but the ushers spotted him. The boys slunk off from the picnic and smoked some cigarettes.
See also: off, slink
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He saw how it would be to-morrow morning, when he had carried the coffin to Broxton and was at home again, having his breakfast: his father perhaps would come in ashamed to meet his son's glance-- would sit down, looking older and more tottering than he had done the morning before, and hang down his head, examining the floor- quarries; while Lisbeth would ask him how he supposed the coffin had been got ready, that he had slinked off and left undone--for Lisbeth was always the first to utter the word of reproach, although she cried at Adam's severity towards his father.
The men carried on but Currie slinked off, claiming he was visiting the bathroom.
He put his head down and slinked off as hundreds laughed!" Jon Bishop @IMBISHME "I made a paper aeroplane out of one of the cards.
There is no hope left, they muttered over their shoulders as they slinked off to their yachts and into the night"
'Unfortunately, by the time we could get there with nets he had always slinked off.
She partied until 3.30am, long after I'd slinked off home.
The court was told that jobless Connor slinked off back to his own flat in the close.