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English noun: wriggle

1. wriggle (act) the act of wiggling

Synonymssquirm, wiggle

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

English verb: wriggle

1. wriggle (motion) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

SamplesThe prisoner writhed in discomfort.
The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace.

Synonymssquirm, twist, worm, wrestle, writhe

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)wrench

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