Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wriggle”

See all translations

wriggle

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ˈrɪɡl/
to twist your body or move part of your body with short, quick movements: She wriggled her toes in the warm sand.Making short, sudden movementsMoving on your hands and legs or on your stomach
wriggle out of sth/doing sth to avoid doing something that you have agreed to do: Are you trying to wriggle out of going to the meeting?Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of wriggle from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wriggle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More