agonize, fidget, flounder, shift, twist, wiggle, wriggle, writhe
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squirm ( 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.
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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