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Definition of slither verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slither
    he / she / it slithers
    past simple slithered
    -ing form slithering
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move somewhere in a smooth, controlled way, often close to the ground synonym glide The snake slithered away as we approached.
  2. 2+ adv./prep. to move somewhere without much control, for example because the ground is steep or wet We slithered down the slope to the road. They were slithering around on the ice.
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