slither


slith·er

verb \ˈsli-thər\

: to move by sliding your entire body back and forth

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

Full Definition of SLITHER

intransitive verb
1
:  to slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface
2
:  to slip or slide like a snake
transitive verb
:  to cause to slide

Examples of SLITHER

  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 of SLITHER

Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide
First Known Use: before 12th century

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