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snake in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsnakesnake1 /sneΙͺk/ ●●● W3 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 snake.jpg HBAan animal with a long thin body and no legs, that often has a poisonous bite πŸ”Š A snake slithered across our path.a poisonous/venomous snake2 TRUST# (also snake in the grass) informal someone who cannot be trustedCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa poisonous/venomous snakeHe warned me there were poisonous snakes in the region.a deadly snakeIt is the most deadly snake in India.verbsa snake bites somebodyI might get bitten by a snake.a snake hisses (=makes a noise which sounds like 'ssss')The snake hissed at him and opened its mouth.a snake slithers somewhere (=moves there)Just feet from me, a green snake slithered silently across the path.a snake coils itself around somethingThe snake coiled itself around the branch.
Examples from the Corpus
snakeβ€’ When I was born, the nurses said I was cold as a snake.β€’ They may be wise as an owl, slippery as an eel or even a snake in the grass.β€’ A geek is a carnival performer who bites the heads off live chickens and snakes.β€’ Now he found himself playing Kaa, the deaf snake known for the power of his hug.β€’ In a corner, hoses lay coiled like a family of dormant snakes.β€’ But at darkest midnight when all was silent in the house two great snakes came crawling into the nursery.β€’ A solid snake of people still wound back along the north shore of the loch.β€’ The snake was still inside the leg, and I couldn't even see it.a poisonous/venomous snakeβ€’ While on a mission, Paul was bitten by a poisonous snake.