Examples of squirm in a Sentence
The baby squirmed a lot when I tried to hold him.
She squirmed under her father's angry stare.
The children squirmed with delight.
He tried to hold onto her but she squirmed free.
The frog squirmed out of his hands.
The gory details of the story had me squirming in my seat.
Recent Examples of squirm from the Web
This system bends a small wire with a motor attached into a shape that can wriggle and squirm into a tiny crevice.
The whole world has seen how long and how fiercely President Trump squirmed to avoid pronouncing them—and the world, friendly and hostile, will draw conclusions accordingly.
The seats are supportive but not overly snug; there’s a wide range of adjustability, plus heating and ventilation (a $450 option) and enough room to squirm around as the miles slide by.
Foster has let the Prime Minister squirm for days as the DUP stalls in making its support for May official.
The problem is that monitoring usually requires devices to clip onto babies — something that often causes infants to scream and squirm.
Gary Sanchez added an RBI double in the seventh that squirmed out of the glove of a diving Davis.
Bloated sows lie in grids of 84 metal pens to give birth, their piglets - some still trailing dried umbilical cords - squirming and sleeping next to them.
My goal, then, was not to have people see me and squirm but to see me and ask about my vacation.
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Origin and Etymology of squirm
First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
SQUIRM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of squirm for English Language Learners
: to make a lot of twisting movements because you are nervous, uncomfortable, bored, etc.
SQUIRM Defined for Kids
Definition of squirm for Students
: to twist about because of nervousness or embarrassment or in an effort to move or escape … it was no use trying to squirm loose … — Carl Hiaasen, Hoot
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