The whole sentence is The taxi-on-demand service Uber lets you snake the cab line..

And why is snake used here? Thanks!

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The word snake here serves as a verb and not noun. It means that using the service of Uber, you can have a taxi-on-demand and get rid of standing in a cab line by moving through it.

More about the verb snake here.

  • Thanks Maulik, I must say at first I can't help but thinking that using snake as a verb kind of implied that one moved very slowly, (share some similarity with crawl)? .. But then I remembered how smooth the snake looks like and how smoothly it moves, and I think I've got the idea of using it in that snake the cab line context. @Maulik V
    – Evelyn1986
    Feb 20, 2014 at 6:26
  • @Evelyn1986 You are welcome! We all are here to help each others!
    – Maulik V
    Feb 20, 2014 at 6:29

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