Definition of wriggle out ofinformal + often disapproving
- She tried to wriggle out of the contract.
- Don't let him wriggle out of paying you for your work.
: to move the body or a bodily part to and fro with short writhing motions like a worm : squirm
: to move or advance by twisting and turning
: to extricate or insinuate oneself or reach a goal as if by wriggling
: a short or quick writhing motion or contortion
: a formation or marking of sinuous design
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to become publicly known
used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
: in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats
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