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.
Origin and Etymology of squirm
First Known Use: circa 1691
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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