Squirm meaning

skwûrm
A squirming movement.
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The act of squirming.
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To squirm is to wiggle or fidget, especially when you do so because you are nervous or uncomfortable.

When you wiggle around in your seat because you are anxious about what is coming next, this is an example of squirm.

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To twist and turn the body in a snakelike movement; wriggle; writhe.
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To show or feel distress, as from painful embarrassment, humiliation, etc.
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The act of squirming; a squirming motion.
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To twist one's body with snakelike motions.

The prisoner managed to squirm out of the straitjacket.

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To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.

I recounted the embarrassing story in detail just to watch him squirm.

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To evade (a question, an interviewer etc).
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(figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion.
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A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.
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To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.
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To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
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Origin of squirm

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown. Perhaps imitative.

    From Wiktionary