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wriggle

wrig·gle

wriggle

 
 
pronunciation:
rI gl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wriggled, wriggles, wriggling
definition 1: to twist and turn one's body with quick movements from side to side; wiggle.
The excited children wriggled in their seats while waiting for the clowns.
definition 2: to get oneself out of or into by tricky means (usually followed by "into" or "out of").
She wriggles out of every difficult job.He wriggled into being the teacher's pet by bringing her presents.
definition 3: to move, or cause to move, with quick, twisting movements.
He wriggled the key into the lock.
derivations: wriggly (adj.), wrigglingly (adv.)
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