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English definition of “wriggle”

wriggle

verb uk   /ˈrɪɡ.l̩/ us  
[I or T] to twist your body, or move part of your body, with small, quick movements: A large worm wriggled in the freshly dug earth. Baby Martha was wriggling her toes in the sand.Making short, sudden movements [I + adv/prep] to move somewhere using short, quick twisting movements: The tunnel was low and dark, but she managed to wriggle through to the other side. After twisting and turning for a while, he managed to wriggle free.Moving on your hands and legs or on your stomachBending, twisting and curving
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wriggle

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈrɪɡ.l̩/ us  
an act of wriggling: With a wriggle, she managed to crawl through the gap.Moving on your hands and legs or on your stomachBending, twisting and curving
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