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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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Food was given to both; they skulked about the camp like hungry hounds, seeking what they might devour, and having gathered up the feet and entrails of some beavers that were lying about, slunk off with them to their den among the rocks.
Then Daylight, urged on by Dede's solicitude, uttered a low threatening cry; and Wolf, drooping and sagging in all the body of him in token of his instant return to man's allegiance, slunk off behind the barn.
Then, stopping to look back once or twice, he slunk off among the bushes to the right of me, and I heard the swish of the fronds grow faint in the distance and die away.
Cowed by this behaviour, Horrocks gave up the keys, and he and his daughter slunk off silently through the night and gave up possession of the house of Queen's Crawley.
That night the black soldiers of the white man had had meat a-plenty, and this little remnant of a once powerful tribe had slunk off into the gloomy jungle toward the unknown, and freedom.
The man slunk off. I find it very difficult to describe how I was affected by the discovery that Rosanna Spearman was missing.
Not a soul moved; except some in the rear who slunk off, and, escaping to the other side of the way, looked on like indifferent spectators.
Garm might go out forty times in the day and Vixen would never stir, but when he slunk off to see his true master in my garden she told me in her own tongue.
For a moment the panther stood glaring first at one of his tormentors and then at another, until, with a final scream of rage, he turned and slunk off into the tangled mazes of the jungle.
The boys and girls primary school, established half a century ago, had a tough access due to its location in isolated hilly off road terrain and the exclusive teacher used to come at 11 o'clock and slunk off at 12 o'clock, he said.
While she enjoyed her retail therapy I slunk off back home.
While she enjoyed her washy: McCartney retail therapy I slunk off back home.
He slunk off to the shower and barely said a word, so I left and we haven't spoken since.
Taylor's up-and-over free-kicks became legendary with United fans who will always welcome him back to St James' Park unlike some others who have slunk off over the Tyne Bridge.
While Bradford's players basked in the richly deserved ovation of their fans, Sunderland slunk off to face the music from Poyet after another humiliation in a season which is quickly turning into another one to forget.