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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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If not, she slinks off into the night with a legacy that adds up to nothing.
While Cameron slinks off into the background, Theresa May has to act.
So she slinks off to a random bar instead, hoping to convince some men to buy her drinks.
As Circle slinks off leaving the public with the bill for its mess, let's remember the words of veteran campaigner Harry Leslie Smith.
BARELY five minutes after we've got used to the idea of him being alive, the great detective slinks off for a cup of tea with Mrs Hudson.
AUGUST 12 2000: After weeks of back-biting, leaks and tabloid mud-slinging, Christian Ziege slinks off to join Liverpool after the sneaky Scousers trigger a 'secret' release clause with their wellinformed PS5.5m bid AUGUST 13 1992: Boro's second string shot-stopper Mark Crossley leaves to join Fulham...
McCain slinks off There was some confusion in the aftermath of the selling hurdle won by Jim Tango as auctioneer Alan Brereton announced that the winner would not be subject to VAT.
What made it happen, and what came before its creator ad infinitum?" Lacking any evidence to support her claim, our novice theologian quietly slinks off to found the First Church of Brenda, Scientist.
and her underwear is almost too much to bear, with that pattern that is the knockoff of the expensive one, and a giant maxi pad weighing down the middle." Released, Debbie "slinks off, sobbing," and were it "not so boring" to prey on her "every day for a year," the group would go on beating her.
Alchemy slinks off stage right, accompanied by wild applause and hoots of derision from a shocked but jubilant audience.
TV turns some into shambles AS Fungi slinks off into oblivion and White Dee is counting the cash, what a strange old world we live in, where reality TV shows make stars out of some and a shambles out of others.
MOST nights after tea, my 12-year-old son slinks off to his room, ostensibly to do his homework.
But rather than storm in and cause a fuss, he slinks off to lick his wounds in secret.