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Synonyms for squirm
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wiggle, wriggle, squirm(verb)

    the act of wiggling

    Synonyms:
    wiggle, wriggle

  2. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)

    to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

    "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, pervert, sprain, wrestle, rick, twist, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, worm, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

Wiktionary

  1. squirm(verb)

    To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.

    The prisoner managed to squirm out of the straitjacket.

    Synonyms:
    writhe, wriggle

  2. squirm(verb)

    To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.

    I recounted the embarrassing story in detail just to watch him squirm.

    Synonyms:
    fidget

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. squirm(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    writhe, wriggle

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