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wriggle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wriggle

  1. 1 to make jerky or restless movements <a toddler wriggling in his seat all throughout the church service> Synonyms fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, fidget, writheRelated Words flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still

  2. 2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground <a worm slowly wriggled across the sidewalk> Synonyms belly, creep, grovel, slide, slither, snake, worm, crawlRelated Words crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe

  3. 3 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way <within a month of his arrival, this social upstart had wriggled himself into the family's good graces> Synonyms infiltrate, slip, sneak, wind, work in, worm, insinuateRelated Words creep, edge, wiggle; insert, interpolate, interpose, introduce




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