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slith·er

 (slĭth′ər)
intr.v. slith·ered, slith·er·ing, slith·ers
1. To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
2. To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait: slithered over to the window.
3. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface: "We went slithering down the muddy rocks to sea level" (Jane Rodgers).
n.
A slithering movement or gait.

[Middle English slethren, variant of sliddren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan, to slide.]

slith′er·y adj.

slither

(ˈslɪðə)
vb
1. to move or slide or cause to move or slide unsteadily, as on a slippery surface
2. (intr) to travel with a sliding motion
n
a slithering motion
[Old English slidrian, from slīdan to slide]

slith•er

(ˈslɪð ər)

v.i.
1. to move or walk with a sliding motion, as a snake.
2. to slide down or along a surface, esp. unsteadily, from side to side.
v.t.
3. to cause to slither or slide.
n.
4. a slithering movement; slide.
[1150–1200; Middle English, variant of sliddren, Old English slid(e)rian, frequentative of slīdan to slide; see -er6]
slith′er•y, adj.

slither


Past participle: slithered
Gerund: slithering

Imperative
slither
slither
Present
I slither
you slither
he/she/it slithers
we slither
you slither
they slither
Preterite
I slithered
you slithered
he/she/it slithered
we slithered
you slithered
they slithered
Present Continuous
I am slithering
you are slithering
he/she/it is slithering
we are slithering
you are slithering
they are slithering
Present Perfect
I have slithered
you have slithered
he/she/it has slithered
we have slithered
you have slithered
they have slithered
Past Continuous
I was slithering
you were slithering
he/she/it was slithering
we were slithering
you were slithering
they were slithering
Past Perfect
I had slithered
you had slithered
he/she/it had slithered
we had slithered
you had slithered
they had slithered
Future
I will slither
you will slither
he/she/it will slither
we will slither
you will slither
they will slither
Future Perfect
I will have slithered
you will have slithered
he/she/it will have slithered
we will have slithered
you will have slithered
they will have slithered
Future Continuous
I will be slithering
you will be slithering
he/she/it will be slithering
we will be slithering
you will be slithering
they will be slithering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slithering
you have been slithering
he/she/it has been slithering
we have been slithering
you have been slithering
they have been slithering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slithering
you will have been slithering
he/she/it will have been slithering
we will have been slithering
you will have been slithering
they will have been slithering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slithering
you had been slithering
he/she/it had been slithering
we had been slithering
you had been slithering
they had been slithering
Conditional
I would slither
you would slither
he/she/it would slither
we would slither
you would slither
they would slither
Past Conditional
I would have slithered
you would have slithered
he/she/it would have slithered
we would have slithered
you would have slithered
they would have slithered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slither - to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

slither

verb slide, slip, glide, snake, undulate, slink, skitter He slithered down the bank.

slither

verb
1. To lose one's balance and fall or almost fall:
Idiom: take a skid.
2. To move sinuously:
3. To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly:
Translations
يَنْزَلِق، يَتَزَحْلَق
smeknout sešoupnout
glide
renna til
slīdēt
zdrsniti
kayarak gitmekkaymak

slither

[ˈslɪðəʳ] VIdeslizarse
to slither down a ropedeslizarse por una cuerda
to slither down a slopeir rodando por una pendiente
to slither about on iceir resbalando sobre el hielo

slither

[ˈslɪðər] viglisser, déraper

slither

virutschen; (snake)gleiten; to slither about on the iceauf dem Eis herumschlittern or -rutschen

slither

[ˈslɪðəʳ] vi (person) → scivolare; (snake) → strisciare
he was slithering about on the ice → avanzava slittando sul ghiaccio

slither

(ˈsliðə) verb
to slide or slip while trying to walk (eg on mud). The dog was slithering about on the mud.
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With tongue wedged firmly in cheek, Slither resurrects the schlock horror monster movie with unabashed glee, pitting a close-knit community of hillbillies against an invasion of body-snatching molluscs.
Wonderfully written and directed by James Gunn (who scripted the recent Dawn of the Dead remake), Slither pokes fun at the redneck Weelsy locals while paying tribute to horror classics.
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