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squirm

verb [I]     /skwɜːm/ US  /skwɝːm/
to move from side to side in an awkward way because of nervousness , embarrassment , or pain : Nobody spoke for at least five minutes and Rachel squirmed in her chair with embarrassment . The fish squirmed on the ground for a few moments and then lay still.Making short, sudden movements squirm     noun [C] Making short, sudden movements
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