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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.
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Creeping from the house, and slinking off like a thief; groping with his hands, when first he got into the street, as if he were a blind man; and looking often over his shoulder while he hurried away, as though he were followed in imagination or reality by someone anxious to question or detain him; Ralph Nickleby left the city behind him, and took the road to his own home.
And resigning and slinking off into the dark wont work because were going to garnish wages, Thrift Savings Plans, pensions, and Social Security payments until the US Treasury is reimbursed.
Most weekends we now spend a few hours at the local rink, with me either trying to dig Jesse's fingers out of my eye sockets, or slinking off for a quick skate to get away from her meltdowns.
Once you have explored the countryside, relax on sumptuous sofas with afternoon tea in the hotel parlour before slinking off to the spa, in adjoining Edwardian cottages, where you can enjoy a swim, a sauna or whirlpool before having a treatment.
The night ended on a high note as a grinning Flowers repeatedly thanked the crowd, sneaking in a quick smack of his guitarist's backside before slinking off stage.
She fought to the front of the crowd and was about to go into nurse mode before remembering she had no medical training whatsoever and slinking off.
Edgar spots a big, nasty black tail slinking off under the castle walls and maids have started disappearing, with only their boots being discovered.
Recently I've found myself slinking off to a quiet corner of the house to watch Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain.
To see a bunch of guileless, spineless millionaires defile their club's shirt, before slinking off back to their big houses in the better post code areas.
The cat, which has a purple collar, gets on at the same stop most mornings before slinking off - always at the same spot.
For now, the dilapidated but historic city is better off without the usurpers and criminals now so appropriately slinking off to a lair in the jungle.
If only this offbeat delight had a punchy ending instead of slinking off into the narrative undergrowth, it would be a sure winner.
Blond Conrad, played by Ben Price, is seen slinking off to the gents.
"I continued this when I was an articled clerk, slinking off when I could.