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
If there's no hit on the drop, the tactic is to shake or jiggle the lure, basically just lightly twitching the rod tip, which causes the lure to wiggle and squirm but may move it only a few inches at a time.
LadyBeast was hanging upside-down from the ceiling stage, squirming in a straight jacket.
Even on the straights of the Silverstone National Circuit, the rear tires started to squirm in protest as the engine closed in on its 6000-rpm power peak.
Meanwhile, the audience squirms in complicity, taking both masochistic and sadistic pleasure at a game of cat and mouse in which the roles keep shifting.
In one notable moment, Sen. Chuck Grassley literally squirmed out of the room to avoid the questioning.
Lena Dunham now finds herself in a bind, one nearly impossible to squirm out of.
Much of the money is going toward promoting bass fishing (visit lakebigbass.com for more — try not to flinch at the grotesque, too-close picture of a squirming bass), birding, rowing, disc golf, biking, swimming, running and volleyball.
The result is five delightful minutes of Cardi B being Cardi B, and Fallon squirming with awkwardness.
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Origin and Etymology of squirm
First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
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