We began to slink outside, tentatively crossing the terrace.
Jones, ever the charmer, proceeds to slink behind the desk and begin fake-hammering away at the keyboard.
Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (cf. Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.