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English noun: squirm

1. squirm (act) the act of wiggling

Synonymswiggle, wriggle

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

English verb: squirm

1. squirm (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.

Synonymstwist, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe

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

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)wrench

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