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
Patients squirmed on desks and on the floor as volunteers inserted IVs and bandaged wounds.
Coming on the heels of a testy NATO summit, the sight of the American president nodding along would make his nominal allies squirm.
For starters, the Kanken’s squat 16-liter body is small enough to stay out of the way of a squirming infant when crammed into the tiny changing space of a public bathroom.
The summer, of course, is a different story—that can make management squirm a little.
Or writhes on the ground, squirming as if his organs are shutting down and his capacity for normal function has left him.
There was just simple statement from LeBron’s agency Sunday night that was direct, concise and so otherwise vanilla the only people squirming were English teachers due to a grammatical faux pas.
Nicolas and his friends start sneaking out, discovering the mothers squirming together in mud under the moon.
Ter Stegen almost stopped the spot kick, which squirmed under him and over the line.
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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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