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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’
- ‘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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