"snakes" in the noun sense
1. snake, serpent, ophidian
limbless scaly elongate reptile some are venomous
2. snake, snake in the grass
a deceitful or treacherous person
3. Snake, Snake River
a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
4. Hydra, Snake
a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
6. plumber's snake, snake, auger
a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
"snakes" in the verb sense
move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
form a snake-like pattern
"The river snakes through the valley"
move along a winding path
"The army snaked through the jungle"
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