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squirm

squirm

 
 
pronunciation:
skwuhrm
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: squirmed, squirming, squirms
definition 1: to twist the body about; wriggle.
The boy squirmed in his chair because he had to go to the bathroom.
synonyms:
twist
similar words:
shift, wiggle, wriggle
definition 2: to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable.
Ashton squirmed when the spider moved closer.
similar words:
blush, flinch, smart, wince
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a twisting movement; the act of squirming.
Kenny got out of the tight sweater with a wiggle and a squirm.
similar words:
twist, wiggle
derivations: squirmy (adj.), squirmingly (adv.)
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