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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 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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Large sums of money slithering away like serpents, unaccounted for.
Barely seen at the foot of a pillar is the tail of a snake slithering away, which goes along with the popular lore that the beautiful royal had herself killed by the bite of a poisonous snake.
The snake can be seen slithering away after a moment or two.
He also noticed a snake slithering away from the heaps of dusty files stacked there.
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Minutes later I felt a bite on the top of my foot, flashed my light, and saw a 2-foot-long snake slithering away. "Uh-oh," thought I, "the whole town is asleep by now.
But he only realised it was a snake when he looked down and saw the bright orange creature slithering away.
The ambulance siren slithering away through the streets but
But instead of slithering away in absolute shame, we promise to do better by your scaly babes next year.
I was confused until I saw a 16-to-18-inch copperhead snake slithering away in the leaves.
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"But as I put my hand out to try and grab behind its head, it bit me before slithering away. Within a couple of minutes I felt a stinging sensation which slowly crept up my left arm.
LET'S hope Samaira Sadique isn't slithering away from her responsibilities.