slither along

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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 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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The 9th District was referred to as the "snake on the lake" as it slithered along the edge of Lake Erie from Cleveland to Toledo to pack in as many Democratic voters as possible.
"One year I dropped the roast turkey because it was so heavy, and it slithered along the kitchen floor for a couple of feet.
She said: "One year I dropped the roast turkey because it was so heavy, and it slithered along the kitchen floor for a couple of feet.
As I slithered along, I started noticing long, lost gun and reloading parts.
Being, like so many college students, not overfond of unnecessary labor, I'm afraid I all too frequently slithered along the easy path to the 4.0.
Andre Gray came close shortly after half time when a cross slithered along the sixyard box, but he just failed to connect at the back post.
Pars keeper Chris Smith couldn't hold his effort and the ball slithered along the line before just going past the post.
At the narrowest point, I slithered along on my stomach because I was too scared to walk.
BACK in the Seventies we were saying Auf Wiedersehen, Pet to the Geordie otters that once slithered along the muddy banks of the Tyne.
Rhyme 'N' Reason slithered along the Aintree turf at Becher's almost coming to a sickening standstill.
Belly crawling across the prairie always requires a certain deftness to avoid all the thorny plants, and I slithered along with the greatest care.
New depths of depravity were plumbed at Ibrox and as both clubs move towards a critical point in their development this must be the time for them to stand united and denounce the utterly despicable creatures who have skulked and slithered along behind them for too many decades.
Villeneuve's car then slithered along the track for about 100 metres before finally grinding to a halt in the gravel trap, though the 1997 champion was able to step from the cockpit.
During the recent snowfall I heard of several local minor road mishaps and observed one young driver revving his engine hard as he slithered along the road, and it occurred to me that with a succession of mild winters behind us, there must be many new (and not so new) drivers who haven't a clue how to drive on snow and ice, having never driven on it.