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Verb
Wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort
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“Helen grasped the young cat tightly in her arms, where it began to squirm nervously.”
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To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment
Verb
To move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground
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To experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust
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To move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
Noun
A wriggling movement
“Groaning, I could only squirm as more winds of biting cold nipped at my body.”
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