Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To squirm; twist; writhe.

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Usage examples "wriggle":

  1. Pocahontas knew as well as if she could see them that the squaws were hurrying about to prepare the food, and from her low seat she could see between the legs of the braves before her how a number of boys were lying on their stomachs, trying to wriggle into the lodge that they might hear for themselves the interesting things going on and observe for themselves whether the captives showed any sign of fear. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Cecilia was more or less in the position of a beetle on a pin, and theirs was the precious opportunity of seeing her wriggle. - "Back To Billabong", Mary Grant Bruce.
  3. I crawl and wriggle here, and yet- he laughed harshly- I believe I am rather a fine fellow when I am flying! - "Tommy and Grizel", J.M. Barrie.