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Meaning of squirm

squirm

Pronunciation: (skwûrm), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to wriggle or writhe.
  2. to feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc.: He squirmed under the judge's questioning.
—n.
  1. the act of squirming; a squirming or wriggling movement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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