verb[no object] (often as noun sidewinding)
(Of a sidewinder or other snake) move sideways in a series of S-shaped curves: sidewinding is the most efficient type of locomotion a snake can use over a sandy surface figurative the yellow bus came sidewinding down the hill towards them
More example sentences
- The narrative is divided into three parts, but sidewinds into layered, dreamlike sequences that skip forward, back, and outside of time completely.
- One could not walk the sidewalks casually; one pushed one's way, or sidewinded, through throngs of well-dressed gentlemen and ladies and loud-mouthed costumed rowdies.
- A horned viper sidewinds across the African sand.
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