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wriggles

verb
present tense third-person singular of wriggle

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1 to make jerky or restless movements
  • a toddler wriggling in his seat all throughout the church service

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2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground
  • a worm slowly wriggled across the sidewalk

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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

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“Wriggles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wriggles. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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