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slither

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verb slith·er \ˈsli-thər\

Simple Definition of slither

  • : to move by sliding your entire body back and forth

  • : to move smoothly, quietly, or secretly like a snake

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slither

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface

  3. 2 :  to slip or slide like a snake

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to slide

Examples of slither in a sentence

  1. The snake slithered through the garden.

  2. To get under the porch, I lay on my stomach and slithered like a snake.

  3. She slithered quietly into the room.

  4. He slithered his hand around her waist.



Origin and Etymology of slither

Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide


First Known Use: before 12th century


SLITHER Defined for Kids

slither

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verb slith·er \ˈsli-thər\

Definition of slither for Students

slithered

slithering

  1. :  1glide <The snake slithers along.>





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