Definition of Squirm

1. Noun. The act of wiggling.

Exact synonyms: Wiggle, Wriggle
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Wiggle, Wiggly, Wriggle, Wriggly



2. Verb. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling). "The streets squirm with crowds"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
Exact synonyms: Twist, Worm, Wrestle, Wriggle, Writhe
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Wrench
Derivative terms: Squirmer, Twist, Twister, Wriggle, Wriggler

Definition of Squirm

1. v. i. To twist about briskly with contor&?;ions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe.

Definition of Squirm

1. Verb. To twist one’s body with snakelike motions. ¹

2. Verb. To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment. ¹

3. Verb. To evade (a question, an interviewer etc). ¹

4. Verb. (figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion. ¹

5. Noun. A twisting, snakelike movement of the body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squirm

1. to wriggle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: wriggle

Medical Definition of Squirm

1. To twist about briskly with contorions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe. Origin: Cf. Swarm to climb a tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squirm

squiredoms
squireen
squireens
squirehood
squirehoods
squirelike
squireling
squirelings
squirely
squires
squireship
squireships
squiress
squiring
squirish
squirm (current term)
squirmage
squirmed
squirmer
squirmers
squirmier
squirmiest
squirminess
squirming
squirmingly
squirmish
squirms
squirmy
squirr
squirred

Literary usage of Squirm

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1. Neighbours of Field, Wood, and Stream: Or, Through the Year with Nature's by Morton Grinnell (1901)
"PART I. Bullfrog—squirm the Blacksnake—Thrasher the Brown Thrush —Quarrel the Jay—White Eye the Vireo—Mew the Catbird—Bob White—Billie the ..."

2. Scoundrels & Co. by Coulson Kernahan (1899)
"CHAPTER VI squirm UNDER THE COLD KISS THAT A REVOLVER'S UGLY UPS PRESS TO MY FOREHEAD In the pocket of the coat which had belonged to the newly-elected ..."

3. The Grammar School Speller: Containing Rules for Spelling, with Numerous by William W. Smith (1871)
"The surrounding of a place by an army. SUCCOR (suk'-kur), vt To help when in difficulty. CION (si'-ori), n. A young shoot or sprout of a tree. squirm ..."

4. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1857)
"WW squirm. Liverpool—Improvements in the meani of letting on and drawing 788. I. At kin, and M. Miller, Nottingham—Improvements in dividing lace Tt5. KJN ..."

5. Letters to a Friend: Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879 by John Muir (1915)
"... lution from official woman's rights' unrest, you will fight and squirm till sundown. I've seen nothing of you all these fighting years. ..."

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