squirm

Definitions:

  • To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.
  • To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
  • The act of squirming.
  • A squirming movement.
  • A wriggling motion, like that of a worm or an eel.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, a twist in a rope.
  • To wriggle or writhe, as an eel or a worm; hence, to writhe mentally.
  • To climb by wriggling; “shin”: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="squirm">squirm</internalXref> up a tree.
  • To twist about briskly with contortions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe.
  • To <xref>twist</xref> one’s body with <xref>snakelike</xref> <xref>motions</xref>.
  • To <xref>twist</xref> in <xref>discomfort</xref>, especially from <xref>shame</xref> or <xref>embarrassment</xref>.
  • To <xref>evade</xref> (a question, an interviewer etc).
  • To move in a slow, irregular motion.
  • A twisting, <xref>snakelike</xref> movement of the body.
  • to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
  • the act of wiggling
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