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
The video finds a zombie Swift standing on top of a pile of squirming, bickering versions of herself from tabloids, award shows, and videos—the greatest hits of Swift headlines made even more grotesque.
The winner came when Alonso’s shot from a tight angle squirmed under the normally reliable Hugo Lloris.
The bureau’s decision has many of the other CVP contractors squirming.
During CT scans, the tiny subjects would squirm, causing image smearing and distortions.
One of the many amusements, many of them completely unintended, that has accompanied reading the New York Times over the decades has been observing the way the Gray Lady squirms and blushes when confronted with profanity.
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.
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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
- … it was no use trying to squirm loose …
- —Carl Hiaasen, Hoot
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