Meaning of “wriggle” in the English Dictionary

"wriggle" in British English

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wriggleverb

uk /ˈrɪɡ.əl/ us /ˈrɪɡ.əl/

wrigglenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈrɪɡ.əl/ us /ˈrɪɡ.əl/

an act of wriggling:

With a wriggle, she managed to crawl through the gap.

(Definition of “wriggle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wriggle" in American English

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wriggleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈrɪɡ·əl/

to make small quick movements with the body, turning from side to side:

[ I ] Somehow he twisted himself about and wriggled free of Farkas’s grip and danced away.

(Definition of “wriggle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)