to slide down or along a surface, especially unsteadily, from side to side, or with some friction or noise: The box slithered down the chute.
to go or walk with a sliding motion: The snake slithered across the path.
to cause to slither or slide.
a slithering movement; slide.
- slith·er·y, adjective
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How to use slither in a sentence
The black mamba snake slithering towards Lakshmi is highly venomous.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was slithering downward, bored, lonely, erratic, sending out thousands of text messages.Derek Boogaard: The Player Hockey Hooked by Feeding Him Painkillers | Buzz Bissinger | June 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are an estimated 30,000 of them, slithering through Miami and surrounding counties.
Lately, the pythons are slithering out of border wildlife areas, and into farmland.
Somewhere slithering around is the idea that they must get this black man out of their historically white House.
I thought I was in the wood; James Mottram lay before me, done to death by that puffing devil we saw slithering by so fast.Studies in love and in terror | Marie Belloc Lowndes
The rolling truck door was open a crack and I dove for it, slithering out under it.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Comes a carriage with two fat bay horses slithering, almost swimming up the corkscrew high-street.Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
Davidge hit the deck like a ball-player sliding for a base, and he went slithering to the edge.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
Every head was turned towards him, the glass-bright eyes fixed on his, and the tongues slithering with eagerness.The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for slither
to move or slide or cause to move or slide unsteadily, as on a slippery surface
(intr) to travel with a sliding motion
a slithering motion
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