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
Trump’s much-welcome simplification initiative faces two immediate speed bumps: Congressional Republicans from high-tax, left-wing states such as California and New York are squirming to keep the state-and-local-tax deduction.
Soon, her babies are squirming around her, squealing and desperate to suckle.
Democrats who once begged her to run for president now squirm when they’re asked about her.
Maceo squirmed free from three defenders, break a couple of tackles and race down the sidelines for a 31-yard TD run with 4:26 left in the first quarter.
Oregonian artist and energy therapist Sara Mapelli, known as the Bee Queen, wears a squirming coat of thousands of honeybees over her topless torso—a performance aimed at helping others conquer fears and commune with nature.
The play would’ve resulted in fourth-and-1, but Lewerke bounced, rolled and squirmed over top of Allen for those extra inches.
Lulu almost caught a lizard before finding anything else, but the critter got away by leaving behind its twitching tail, squirming on the ground like an animatronic movie prop.
What instead happens is that the world inflicts some pain upon them, and the show guffaws at their gonzo squirming.
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Origin and Etymology of squirm
First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
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