Snake meaning

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A treacherous person.
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To move in a sinuous or gliding manner.

Tried to snake the rope along the ledge.

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A treacherous or deceitful person.
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To move with a sinuous motion.

The river snakes through the valley.

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A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
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To move, curve, twist, or turn like a snake.
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A plumber's tool consisting of a long, sturdy, very flexible wire or cable, used to remove obstructions from pipes, etc.
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To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake.
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To drag or pull, esp. lengthwise and with force.
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To pull quickly.
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Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.
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A treacherous person.
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A tool for unclogging plumbing.
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A tool to aid cable pulling.
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Any of a limbless suborder (Serpentes, order Squamata) of reptiles with an elongated, scaly body, lidless eyes, and a tapering tail: some species have a poisonous bite.
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(slang) A trouser snake; the penis.
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(intransitive) To follow or move in a winding route.

The path snaked through the forest.

The river snakes through the valley.

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(Australia, slang) To steal slyly.

He snaked my DVD!

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To clean using a plumbing snake.
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(US, informal) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out.

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(nautical) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
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(video games) An early computer game, later popular on mobile phones, in which the player attempts to manoeuvre a perpetually growing snake so as to collect food items and avoid colliding with walls or the snake's tail.
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Snake is to move or extend along in a slithering or twisting motion, often to clear drain obstructions.

When a cable is twisted and pulled through a drain pipe, this is an example of a time when you snake the pipe.

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The definition of a snake is a long reptile that has no limbs or eyelids, or a cold and ruthless person, or a long and skinny wire that can be used to clean out a drain.

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.

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Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.
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A long, highly flexible metal wire or coil used for cleaning drains.
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To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
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To pull with quick jerks.
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Origin of snake

  • Middle English from Old English snaca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English snāke, from Old English snaca (“snake, serpent, reptile"), from Proto-Germanic *snakô (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 नाग (nāga, “snake")).

    From Wiktionary