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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.
References in classic literature ?
We crowded to the little window, which Mackenzie took care to fill; and a minute yielded no sound but the crunch and slither of constabulary boots upon sooty slates.
Still maintaining that favourite creamy porridge taste slim slithers of apple and full blueberries have been added to give extra taste.
The worm slithers around the body until it emerges through the upper layers of the skin.
Moses": Fourteen lanes / with sky on one end // and the end / of the human disgrace / on the other--// a fetish, the urban form // a lake / is self-regard but a highway / slithers // the car // grows skin after skin on its errand from God // If you finish your supper, / from one end of this mess to the other, / rewards
The serpent slithers through the banquet, disrupting the glassware but ignoring the prepared food.
When something slithers up her walkway, she finds reality is the stuff stories are made of.
Just when we thought we'd seen the last of him, he slithers back in with a new political party.
As you go round the building, and as the sun moves, the building changes as it quietly slithers into the centre of the town like an amiable, well mannered and very elegant snake.