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squirm

verb [I] uk   /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.
squirm
noun [C] uk   us  
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