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intr.v. squirmed, squirm·ing, squirms

1. To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.

2. To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.


1. The act of squirming.

2. A squirming movement.

[Origin unknown.]

squirm′er n.

squirm′y adj.

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adj, squirmier or squirmiest

1. moving with a wriggling motion

2. making one squirm

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