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
Zuckerberg squirmed and sweated profusely when he was grilled by conference hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Facebook pushing its members to share more private information on the network.
At first Giroux squirmed uncomfortably as the camera zoomed in, as his teammates behind him clearly enjoyed his discomfort.
In the wake of his success with Get Out, comedian-turned-Oscar-winning writer and director Jordan Peele has a new project to make people squirm in their seats.
If the Oscar's more traditionally-minded voters squirmed in their seats while watching the movie's depiction of white, liberal characters, that was the movie's intention, which doesn't necessarily do Peele any favors with the Academy's old-timers.
That said, most species of hookworms can't migrate that far in humans and tend to just squirm around aimlessly in skin tissue.
Shooting in a single take that frames Man-hee and Yang-hye at a careful distance, Hong draws out their polite, evasive conversation to squirm-inducing effect.
Dogan outlets, including two of the country’s four biggest newspapers, Hurriyet and Posta; a leading television channel, CNN Turk; and a news agency, among many others, have been squirming under government pressure for years.
Kapito was married at 13 and has a toddler son named Moses, who squirms on her lap.
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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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