Definition of slither
1 : to slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface
2 : to slip or slide like a snake
: to cause to slide
Examples of slither in a Sentence
The snake slithered through the garden.
To get under the porch, I lay on my stomach and slithered like a snake.
She slithered quietly into the room.
He slithered his hand around her waist.
Recent Examples of slither from the Web
On July 16, take a moment to celebrate these slithering reptiles.
This much seems clear: A pet snake from Fraser is currently slithering around the woods of Westland.
The finale ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, with viewers left to wonder whether Gloria Burgle would prevail, justice would be done, or Varga would find another way to slither to freedom.
Intrepid Westlake patrolmen corralled the slithering reptile.
The snake apparently couldn't take the heat from the engine, and slithered up onto the hood while the men drove on a Texas highway.
A long tubular variety called Misto No. 2 slithering into the pan, then a thick layer of kefalotyri cheese, with an aroma that gives the kitchen of Holy Trinity/Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church a promising tangy sharpness.
That's why we were utterly blown away when one woman from North Carolina took on a snake that had slithered into her home—and won.
The streaky Cavaliers’ point guard made 15 of his 27 shots, often slithering by and shedding sturdy Klay Thompson defense to drop crazy shots from tough angles.
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Origin and Etymology of slither
Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SLITHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slither for English Language Learners
: to move by sliding your entire body back and forth
: to move smoothly, quietly, or secretly like a snake
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