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slith·er  audio  (slr) KEY 

VERB:
slith·ered, slith·er·ing, slith·ers
VERB:
intr.
  1. To glide or slide like a reptile. See Synonyms at slide.
  2. To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait.
  3. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface.
VERB:
tr.
To cause to slither.
NOUN:
A slithering movement or gait.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English slethren, variant of sliddren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of sldan, to slide

OTHER FORMS:
slither·y(Adjective)


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