Tried to snake the rope along the ledge.
The river snakes through the valley.
He snaked my DVD!
When a cable is twisted and pulled through a drain pipe, this is an example of a time when you snake the pipe.
A boa constrictor is an example of a snake.
A cold and heartless man is an example of a snake.
A long wire your plumber puts down your drain to unclog it is an example of a snake.
Origin of snake
- Middle English from Old English snaca
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English snÄke, from Old English snaca (“snake, serpent, reptile"), from Proto-Germanic *snakÃ´ (compare dialectal German Schnake (“adder"), dialectal Low German Snaak (“snake"), Swedish snok (“grass snake")), from *snakanan 'to crawl' (compare Old High German snahhan), from Proto-Indo-European *snag-, *sneg- 'to crawl; a creeping thing' (compare Sanskrit à¤¨à¤¾à¤— (nÄga, “snake")).