- 1[intransitive, transitive] to twist and turn your body or part of it with quick short movements synonym wiggle wriggle (about/around) The baby was wriggling around on my lap. wriggle something She wriggled her toes.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] to move somewhere by twisting and turning your body or part of it synonym squirm (+ adv./prep.) The fish wriggled out of my fingers. + adj. She managed to wriggle free. wriggle your way/yourself + adv./prep. They wriggled their way through the tunnel. He wriggled himself into a comfortable position.
- NAmE//ˈrɪɡli//adjective a wriggly worm Phrasal Verbswriggle out of something/out of doing something
NAmE//ˈrɪɡl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wriggle
he / she / it wriggles
past simple wriggled
-ing form wriggling
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