snake

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snake is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
snake

Plural
snakes

A green snake
  1. (countable) A snake is a long, thin reptile with no legs.
    Some snakes will attack people, but most will try to hide or run away.
  2. (countable) A snake is a dishonest, treacherous person.
    Chuck is a snake to do a low thing like that.
  3. (countable) A snake is a tool used to unclog plumbing.

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Plain form
snake

Third-person singular
snakes

Past tense
snaked

Past participle
snaked

Present participle
snaking

  1. (intransitive) If you snake, you move in a winding path.
    The river snakes through the valley.
  2. (transitive) If you snake, you clean or unclog a clog using a plumbing snake.