present tense third-person singular of wriggle
as in crawls
to move slowly with the body close to the ground a worm slowly wriggled across the sidewalk

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as in worms
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 5 Dec. 2023.

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