Squirm vs. Wiggle

By Jaxson

  • Squirm

    Squirm were a New Zealand alternative rock group based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    The band played from 1991 to 1997 and released two albums and one 6-track EP.

  • Squirm (verb)

    To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.

    “The prisoner managed to squirm out of the straitjacket.”

  • Squirm (verb)

    To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.

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

  • Squirm (verb)

    To evade a question, an interviewer etc.

  • Squirm (verb)

    To move with a slow, irregular motion.

  • Squirm (noun)

    A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.

  • Wiggle (verb)

    To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.

    “Her hips wiggle as she walks.”

    “The jelly wiggles on the plate when you move it.”

  • Wiggle (noun)

    A rapid movement in alternating opposite directions, not necessarily regular.

    “She walked with a sexy wiggle.”

  • Wiggle (noun)

    An alternating state or characteristic.

  • Wiggle (noun)

    See wiggles.

  • Squirm (verb)

    wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort

    “he looked uncomfortable and squirmed in his chair”

  • Squirm (verb)

    show or feel embarrassment or shame

    “he squirmed as he recalled the phrases he had used”

  • Squirm (noun)

    a wriggling movement

    “the toddler gave a sudden squirm”

Oxford Dictionary

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