Wriggle Definition

rĭgəl
wriggled, wriggles, wriggling
verb
wriggled, wriggles, wriggling
To move to and fro with a twisting, writhing motion; twist and turn; squirm.
Webster's New World
To cause to wriggle.
Webster's New World
To move or proceed with writhing motions.
Wriggle into a sleeping bag; wriggled out of his grasp.
American Heritage
To bring into a specified condition, form, etc. by wriggling.
Webster's New World
To move along with a wriggling motion.
Webster's New World
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noun
wriggles
A wriggling movement or action.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
squirmwiggle

Other Word Forms of Wriggle

Noun

Singular:
wriggle
Plural:
wriggles

Origin of Wriggle

  • Middle English wrigglen perhaps from Middle Low German wriggeln wer-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Related to Old English wrigian (“to turn").

    From Wiktionary

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