slither

[ slith-er ]
/ ˈslɪð ər /

verb (used without object)

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.

verb (used with object)

to cause to slither or slide.

noun

a slithering movement; slide.

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Origin of slither

1150–1200; Middle English slitheren, variant of sliddren,Old English slid(e)rian, frequentative of slīdan to slide; see -er6

OTHER WORDS FROM slither

slith·er·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slither

slither
/ (ˈslɪðə) /

verb

to move or slide or cause to move or slide unsteadily, as on a slippery surface
(intr) to travel with a sliding motion

noun

a slithering motion

Word Origin for slither

Old English slidrian, from slīdan to slide
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