- 1. twist and turn with quick writhing movements: "the puppy wriggled in his arms" Similar
- 2. avoid (something) by devious means: "don't try and wriggle out of your contract" Similar Opposite
- 1. a wriggling movement: "she gave an impatient little wriggle"
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1 : to move the body or a bodily part to and fro with short writhing motions like a worm : squirm. 2 : to move or advance by twisting and turning. 3 : to extricate or insinuate oneself or reach a goal as if by wriggling. transitive verb.
verb (used without object), wrig·gled, wrig·gling. to twist to and fro; writhe; squirm. to move along by twisting and turning the body, as a worm or snake. to make one's way by shifts or expedients (often followed by out): to wriggle out of a difficulty. verb (used with object), wrig·gled, wrig·gling.
1. wriggle- 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". squirm, twist, worm, writhe, wrestle.
wriggle definition: 1. to twist your body, or move part of your body, with small, quick movements: 2. to move…. Learn more.