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  ( squirms    3rd person present)   ( squirming    present participle)   ( squirmed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you squirm, you move your body from side to side, usually because you are nervous or uncomfortable.   (=wriggle)  
He had squirmed and wriggled and screeched when his father had washed his face...      V  
He gave a feeble shrug and tried to squirm free...      V adj  
He squirmed out of the straps of his backpack.      V adv/prep  
2       verb   If you squirm, you are very embarrassed or ashamed.  
Mentioning religion is a sure way to make him squirm.      V  

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squire, squint, square, squalid

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