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slink in

To enter some place in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. The burglar slunk in without making a sound. Marty came slinking in the room, late to class as usual.
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slink in(to something)

to creep into something. The cat slunk into the hallway and lay down in the middle of the floor. I left the door ajar and a cat slunk in.
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References in classic literature ?
A moment later he was moving noiselessly across the campong toward the house in which Professor Maxon lay peacefully sleeping; while at the south gate Bududreen and his six cutthroats crept cautiously within and slunk in the dense shadows of the palisade toward the workshop where lay the heavy chest of their desire.
Now Gordon Brown has added another stain by signing the Treaty of London, even though he slunk in very late after leaving David Miliband to carry out the initial dirty work.
When Theseus (Willem Dafoe) beat his sinewy chest and thundered at his son "Look at me!" it was down a swimming-pool ladder at the edge of the stage that humiliated Hippolytus slunk in pain.