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squirm

play
intransitive verb \ˈskwərm\

Simple Definition of squirm

  • : to make a lot of twisting movements because you are nervous, uncomfortable, bored, etc.

Full Definition of squirm

  1. :  to twist about like a worm :  fidget

squirm noun
squirmy play \ˈskwər-mē\ adjective

Examples of squirm

  1. The baby squirmed a lot when I tried to hold him.

  2. She squirmed under her father's angry stare.

  3. The children squirmed with delight.

  4. He tried to hold onto her but she squirmed free.

  5. The frog squirmed out of his hands.

  6. The gory details of the story had me squirming in my seat.



Origin of squirm

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1691



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