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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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