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snail

noun

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someone who moves slowly or more slowly than others
  • go and tell the snails in the back to hurry up

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snail

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of snail (Entry 2 of 2)

to move slowly
  • the highway construction work created a bottleneck that had cars snailing for the next five miles

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“Snail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/snail. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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