verb (used without object)
Origin of alligator
Examples from the Web for alligators
Louisiana needs a senator who will stand up to the career politicians, and the alligators.7 WTF Campaign Ads You Can’t Unsee, From Castrators to Alligator Wrestlers|Olivia Nuzzi|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One moment of weakness, and the alligators can eat you alive.
This is like telling a man wrestling four alligators not to ignore that 30-foot anaconda that just slipped into the pond.
People swim into pool walls, people swim into each other, and, in certain parts of the U.S., people swim into alligators.Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces|Trevor Butterworth|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Sendak made an alphabet book, he called it Alligators All Around.Maurice Sendak Knew Enough to Put the Bite Back in Children’s Stories|Andrew Romano|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I am alone,” he told himself, “on a railroad embankment, entirely surrounded by alligators.The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys|Richard Harding Davis
But alligators bear the palm for ugliness, size, and strength.The Andes and the Amazon|James Orton
Alligators are very voracious, but, like Serpents and Turtles, they can live a long time without nourishment.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
We had exhausted the crocodiles, and begun with the alligators, when the garden-bell rang.The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
I meant Amy—for bringing up such a topic as alligators at this moment, when we can't move.The Outdoor Girls in Florida|Laura Lee Hope