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
The play would’ve resulted in fourth-and-1, but Lewerke bounced, rolled and squirmed over top of Allen for those extra inches.
Democrats who once begged her to run for president now squirm when they’re asked about her.
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.
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.
Soon, her babies are squirming around her, squealing and desperate to suckle.
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.
Arbutus Elementary staff calmed the children who were squirming cross-legged on the cafeteria floor in their first-day outfits, by leading a call-and-response sequence of claps Tuesday morning.
Propped up on a tripod, low to the floor, the Telenoid squirms to life once activated.
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Origin and Etymology of squirm
First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
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