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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It slithers along the bottom, a puckered eye the only flaw in its granite face.
In one corner Voldemort's snake Nagini slithers along a tabletop towards the paralysed form of a Hogwarts teacher suspended in mid-air, and surrounded by the Death Eaters.
The Taliban never will be corralled and eliminated - it has no '"tail," it just slithers along without end.
Fortunately, the science and art of plastic surgery long ago shed its image as a creature that slithers along the hushed corridors of posh clinics catering to rich people with poor self-esteem.
With its scratchy dirty merciless German technovibe, this experimental keyboard-rich music stutters, clangs, and slithers along, seductive, mesmerising, diabolical tuneless non-musicto some, the very soul of delicious art-noise to others.
Morris captures animal movement with wit and inventiveness: snake (Mireille Radwan-Dana) slithers along the river bank, peacock (Shawn Gannon) struts with arms crooked back like wings, blue jay (David Leventhal) flits and darts.