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Definition of snake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

snake

 noun
noun
NAmE//sneɪk//
 
 
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  •  a reptile with a very long thin body and no legs. There are many types of snakes, some of which are poisonous a snake coiled up in the grass Venomous snakes spit and hiss when they are cornered.
  • Idioms
    a snake (in the grass) (disapproving)
     
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    a person who pretends to be your friend but who cannot be trusted
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: snake