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noun 
  1. A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
  2. A treacherous person.
  3. A tool for unclogging plumbing.
  4. A tool to aid cable pulling.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: serpent(nl, slang, f}}, t+, nl)n
  • French: serpent(fr)m
  • German: m (italbrac(de, Schlange, f), {{t+, de, Wurm)poetic
  • Italian: biscia(it, serpente, m, f(it, serpe), t-, it)f
  • Spanish: serpiente , culebra , sierpe (italbrac, archaic), ví­bora (italbrac, colloquial, Mexico)
verb (snak, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To move in a winding path.
The river snakes through the valley.
  1. (context, transitive, AU, slang) To steal slyly.
He snaked my DVD!
  1. (transitive) To clean using a plumbing snake.
Translations: 
  • French: serpenter
  • German: winden, sich winden, schlí¤ngeln
  • Italian: serpeggiare
    • Portuguese: serpentear(pt)
    • Spanish: culebrear, serpentear, hacer culebra
    Etymology: From Middle English < Old English snaca < Proto-Germanic
    • snakon < Proto-Indo-European base
    • snag-,
    • sneg- (to crawl, a creeping thing).



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