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slink about

To move about in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. There were some suspicious figures slinking about in the shadows, so we decided to go a different way home. The boss is always slinking about the office, making sure everyone is being productive. The dog slunk about to see if anyone would give him scraps from the table.
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We must make do instead with the Dance in America excerpt from Tzigane in which he slinks about her, coldly clicking his heels together as he goes.