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slink out

To exit or depart (from some place) in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. The would-be burglar slunk out of the house after hit the alarm. I knew the teacher wanted to lecture me about the poor results on my test, so I made a plan to slink out as soon as the bell rang. No matter who I'm rooting for, it always breaks my heart to watch the losing team slink out at the end of the game.
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slink out (of some place)

to creep out of some place furtively. The fox slunk out of the henhouse just as the farmer came out. It slunk out and got away.
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Taking it easier were judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh - spotted slinking out of a London bar at 5am on Friday.
Despite slinking out of Britain, being booted out of Cambodia - and the same fate will fall on him when he has served his time in Vietnam - does he honestly believe that the public think he is innocent?
And Gramps don't have much use for those who come slinking out of the woodwork gripped by the guilts after the fact, either.
Well he could either be king of the castle or slinking out of the back door.