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English definition of “wriggle out of sth”

wriggle out of sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with wriggle   /ˈrɪɡ.l̩/ us  
to avoid doing something that you do not want to do: He promised he'd help me decorate, but now he's trying to wriggle out of it.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of wriggle out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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