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Synonyms for squirm
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  1. squirmverb

    To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.

    The prisoner managed to squirm out of the straitjacket.

    Synonyms:
    writhe, wriggle

  2. squirmverb

    To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.

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

    Synonyms:
    fidget

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wiggle, wriggle, squirmverb

    the act of wiggling

    Synonyms:
    wiggle, wriggle

  2. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twistverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. squirmverb

    Synonyms:
    writhe, wriggle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. squirmverb

    Synonyms:
    wriggle, writhe, twist

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How to use squirm in a sentence?

  1. Jeffrey Kingston:

    The media did, in recent years, play a much more positive role in ... making people in power squirm. In the Abe era, they have begun pulling back, there is a chilling atmosphere that encourages media organizations to exercise self-restraint.

  2. Joseph Rosenbaum:

    You cannot inject a new risk module without having somebody squirm, nobody likes to have additional liability.

  3. Pierre Tariot:

    There is an element of stigma here towards brain and mental health problems in general, i would call it professional awkwardness. I can't really help this condition, why invest time and energy talking about it, it makes me squirm.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    President Trump tried to squirm away from what he said yesterday, it’s twenty-four hours too late, and in the wrong place.

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