Snake - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sneɪk|  American pronunciation of the word snake
Brit.  |sneɪk|  British pronunciation of the word snake

noun

- limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous (syn: ophidian, serpent)
- a deceitful or treacherous person
- a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
- a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer (syn: hydra)
- something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
- a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes (syn: auger)

verb

- move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
- form a snake-like pattern
- move along a winding path

Examples

I thought she was my friend, but she turned out to be a snake in the grass.

...snakes are cold-blooded, so they regulate their body temperature by alternately basking in sunlight and seeking shade...

The road snakes through the mountains.

Cables snaked across the floor.

Technicians snaked cables through the set.

He snaked his way through the crowd.

A snake slithered across our path.

The road snaked along the valley far below.

The train was snaking its way through the mountains.

The river snakes through the valley

The army snaked through the jungle

The snake that bit her was almost certainly poisonous.

He tried to touch the snake with a stick.

...the traditional physician's symbol of a staff entwined with a snake...

The patient had been bitten by a poisonous snake.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: snake
he/she/it: snakes
present participle: snaking
past tense: snaked
past participle: snaked
noun
singular: snake
plural: snakes
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