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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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