Meaning of wriggle

wrig•gle

Pronunciation: (rig'ul), [key]
— v., n. -gled, -gling,
—v.i.
  1. to twist to and fro; writhe; squirm.
  2. to move along by twisting and turning the body, as a worm or snake.
  3. to make one's way by shifts or expedients (often fol. by out): to wriggle out of a difficulty.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to wriggle: to wriggle one's hips.
  2. to bring, get, make, etc., by wriggling: to wriggle one's way through a narrow opening.
—n.
  1. act of wriggling; a wriggling movement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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