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wriggle

wrig·gle

wriggle

 
 
pronunciation:
rI gl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wriggled, wriggles, wriggling
definition 1: to twist and turn one's body with squirming movements; wiggle.
definition 2: to advance or proceed by such movements.
similar words:
writhe
definition 3: to extricate or insinuate oneself by subtle or sly means (usu. fol. by into or out of).
He wriggles out of every difficult job.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to move, or cause to move, with a wriggle.
He wriggled the key out of the lock.All she has to do is wriggle her finger and everyone comes running.
definition 2: to make (one's way) slyly or subtly (usu. fol. by into or out of).
He wriggled his way into the boss's confidence.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or motion of wriggling.
similar words:
squirm
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derivations: wriggly (adj.), wrigglingly (adv.)
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