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A snake (anaconda).

English

Etymology

From Middle English < Old English snaca < Proto-Germanic *snakon < Proto-Indo-European *snag-, *sneg- (to crawl; a creeping thing).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
snake

Plural
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  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.

Synonyms

reptile

plumbing tool

tool for cable pulling

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Verb

Infinitive
to snake

Third person singular
snak

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to snake (third-person singular simple present snak, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive): To move in a winding path.
    The river snakes through the valley.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To steal slyly.
    He snaked my DVD!
  3. (transitive) To clean using a plumbing snake.

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