slither

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verb slith·er \ˈsli-thər\

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 English Language Learners

slither

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verb slith·er \ˈsli-thər\

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


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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