slither over

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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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The Northern snakehead fish is a little different from the 388 animal species currently listed as endangered: Federal guidelines say the invasive Asian species is a major threat to native wildlife, and the Virginia state government asks anglers who find one to "kill it humanely with a blow to the head." Nicknamed the Frankenfish, the snakehead is capable of breathing air, slithering over land, and surviving three days outside the water, magnifying its ability to move from one habitat to another.
Paysage was not without its sense of humor: A pompous radio interview with Duchamps accompanied the most simplistic of orangutan maneuvers; a woman slithering over three naked men looked more comical than erotic.