- 1[intransitive] to move around a lot making small twisting movements, because you are nervous, uncomfortable, etc. synonym wriggle (+ adv./prep.) The children were squirming restlessly in their seats. + adj. Someone grabbed him but he managed to squirm free.
- 2[intransitive] to feel great embarrassment or shame It made him squirm to think how badly he'd messed up the interview.
NAmE//skwərm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squirm
he / she / it squirms
past simple squirmed
-ing form squirming