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wiggle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈwɪɡ.l̩/ informal us  
to (cause to) move up and down and/or from side to side with small, quick movements: He tried wiggling the control stick but nothing happened. She wiggled her toes in the water. Her hips wiggle as she walks.

wiggle

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɪɡ.l̩/ us  
a small, quick movement up and down and/or from side to side: With a wiggle of her hips, she pulled up the trousers.
Translations of “wiggle”
in Spanish menear…
in French tortiller (de)…
in German wackeln (mit)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)扭動, (使)擺動…
in Russian вилять, покачивать…
in Turkish oyna(t)mak, kıpırda(t)mak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)扭动, (使)摆动…
in Polish poruszać (się)…
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