snake along

snake along

1. To move or travel along (something or some place) in a twisting, winding, wriggling manner, like a snake. The competing cyclists snaked along the twisting mountain roads so fast that it's a wonder none of them got sick! I threw myself down on my stomach and snaked along in the mud to avoid detection.
2. To lie or run in a twisting, turning pattern (across the length of something). The San Juan River snakes along for over 400 miles between Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. I'd always heard that you can see the Great Wall of China snaking along the hills of Northern China from space, but apparently that's just a myth!
See also: snake

snake along

to move along in a curving line, looking like a snake; to move along in a line, moving as a snake moves. The train snaked along, gaining speed as it went downhill. The line of people waiting to buy tickets snaked along slowly.
See also: snake
References in classic literature ?
And Dantes, happy to escape the history and explanation which would be sure to confirm his belief in his friend's mental instability, glided like a snake along the narrow passage; while Faria, restored by his alarm to a certain amount of activity, pushed the stone into place with his foot, and covered it with a mat in order the more effectually to avoid discovery.
Motorists reported seeing a traffic jam snake along the busy A38 route.
As the ground under Mare Frigoris shifts, it pushes up wrinkle ridges, which typically snake along the ground for several miles.
The snake's owner had been in the hospital and brought his snake along in an animal carrier that was also filled with stuffed animals.
QUEUES of traffic snake along a Tyneside road after tip wars broke out.
In Houston and dozens of other Gulf Coast towns, piles of once-cherished belongings and flood-soaked sheetrock and furniture are everywhere, in isolated pockets outside apartment complexes and behind bricked subdivision walls in long piles that snake along street after street.
Covering moving parts in armor designed to deform and protect could enable robotic tendrils to snake along and grab objects, or to work their way through rubble.
You will pedal on some challenging terrain, amid towering coniferous woodlands and snake along the break-taking cliffs and pristine beaches of the Halkidiki Peninsula.
AN orderly queue of real ale diehards will snake along a Lockwood street next week to get first dibs at The Star Inn's beer festival.
On occasion it has taken half an hour or more to snake along the High Street during the laughingly named morning rush hour.
Doors and windows hang from their hinges and cracks snake along classroom walls.
The cable lines snake along the beauty spot and reach almost as far as the famous lighthouse overlooking the Irish Sea.
It has now turned out to be that of an ancient snake along with fossils of crushed eggs and dino hatchlings.
"And with the snow we have to snake along because the first you know about them is when you hear a loud bang and your car won't move.