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What is another word for squirm?

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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.”
To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment
To move about smoothly and from side to side
To experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust
To move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
To cause anguish or distress to
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A wriggling movement
“A gastrotrich uses myriad hairs over its head and belly to glide, wriggle, and squirm, looking for food.”
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