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wriggle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wriggle

  1. 1 to make jerky or restless movements a toddler wriggling in his seat all throughout the church service Synonyms of wriggle fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, fidget, writheWords Related to wriggle flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms of wriggle relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still

  2. 2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground a worm slowly wriggled across the sidewalk Synonyms of wriggle belly, creep, grovel, slide, slither, snake, worm, crawlWords Related to wriggle crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe

  3. 3 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way within a month of his arrival, this social upstart had wriggled himself into the family's good graces Synonyms of wriggle infiltrate, slip, sneak, wind, work in, worm, insinuateWords Related to wriggle creep, edge, wiggle; insert, interpolate, interpose, introduce



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