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slither along

1. To twist and undulate the body to propel the body forward. The snake slithered along on the hot sand, searching for bit of shade. We'll have to slither along on our bellies in order to avoid the tripwire surrounding the fortress.
2. To walk onward in a sliding motion, especially in a manner that makes others feel uneasy or distrustful. I ignored the sleazebag at the bar until he eventually slithered along to the next woman who caught his eye.
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slither over

1. To twist and undulate the body to propel the body across the top of something. The snake slithered over the hot sand, searching for bit of shade. We'll have to slither over the length of the field our bellies in order to avoid the tripwire surrounding the fortress.
2. To walk toward someone or something in a sliding motion, especially in a manner that makes others feel uneasy or distrustful. I could see the salesman start slithering over to us as soon as we paused to look at the used car. The sleazebag slithered over to the woman and plying her with lewd come-ons.
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slither away

1. To twist and undulate the body to propel the body away (from someone or something). I managed to swipe the snake with the broom, sending it across the yard where it promptly slithered away. There's tripwire laid over the entire field, so we'll have to slither away if we want to remain undetected.
2. To walk away (from someone or something) in a sliding motion, especially in a manner that makes others feel uneasy or distrustful. I curtly told the salesman I didn't need any assistance, and I smiled wryly to myself as I watched him slither away to a different customer. I just kept ignoring the sleazebag at the bar until he eventually slithered away.
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slither along

to slink or crawl along. The snake slithered along, unmindful of our presence. A pair of otters slithered along playfully.
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slither away

to sneak or crawl away, like a snake. The little lizards slithered away soundlessly. The snake slithered away while Maggie was still screaming.
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It can live for a month in a vehicle, according to the trooper, who knew someone who, for some reason, brought a snake into his car and it slithered into hiding.
Its long wires have so far slithered through the lofty Sears Tower in Chicago; and in New York City, through the Landmarked Empire State, Chrysler Center, and Wool worth Buildings.
An arid trio of Existenzminium schemes by Herzog & de Meuron had the misfortune to be placed beside the deconstructed slug proposed by Peter Eisenman for the Max Reinhardt Haus in Berlin; Leon Krier's reconstituted Classical idyll of Atlantis-in-Tenerife sat uneasily beside Eric Owen Moss's spaced-out dissection of Viennese gasometer, and in one alcove a vast, sprawling model of Gunther Domenig's still-in-progress Steinhaus slithered ominously toward a set of Teutonically precise panels by Karljosef Schattner.
Thinking the reptile must have slithered off, Brenda got back to her day-to-day activities.
Last week, there was a news story about a woman driving on Route 495, near Hopkinton, when a 12- to 14-inch garter snake slithered across her lap.
New Brunswick RCMP have launched a criminal investigation into the deaths of two young boys killed by a python that reportedly slithered through ventilation shafts after it escaped from a reptile store, though police say it's too early to determine whether charges will be laid.
THREE pals spent two weeks trying to capture a corn snake after it slithered into a house.
His efforts helped The Students reach a formidable 191-4, a target the Sphinx batsmen never threatened as they slithered to 59 all out, Anantha recording figures of 5-4 while Chris Ayres was the most defiant on 27.
Days later as he drove along she popped out from behind the dash then slithered out of sight.
Alan Wakley, 58, sucked out the poisonous venom himself after the snake slithered in through a hole used by slugs.
One slithered off her box, breaking free to counter Stravinsky's pizzicato construction with bold arabesque turns.
The 3ft adder had slithered up the Jack family's fishing rod while they stopped for a picnic.
It started hissing then just slithered away towards woods.
ENGLAND may have slithered through to the finals of the World Cup but it was pretty unconvincing and David Beckham showed against Austria that he is a petulant twerp who is not fit to wear the captain's armband.
But when Giles tried to motor through mud in Jarrow's Howarth Court, the car slithered to a standstill.