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English definition of “wiggle”


verb [I/T]    /ˈwɪɡ·əl/
to move up and down or from side to side with small, quick movements, or to cause this to happen: [T] He wiggled the handle but nothing happened. wiggle    /ˈwɪɡ·əl/ noun [C] The little boy gave his loose tooth a wiggle.
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