Meaning of “snake” in the English Dictionary

"snake" in British English

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snakenoun [ C ]

uk /sneɪk/ us /sneɪk/

A2 a reptile with a long body and no legs:

He's terrified of being bitten by a snake.
a snake bite
snake venom
a snake (in the grass)

an unpleasant person who cannot be trusted

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snakeverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /sneɪk/ us /sneɪk/

(Definition of “snake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snake" in American English

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snakenoun [ C ]

us /sneɪk/

snake noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

an animal with a long, cylindrical body and no legs

snake verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (TWIST)

to move along a route that includes a lot of twists or bends:

People spent hours waiting in lines that snaked around the stadium to get tickets.

(Definition of “snake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)