To wriggle is to move around in a way that is uncomfortable or that makes you feel uncomfortable. You might wriggle your hips or shoulders when you're dancing to make your body move more easily.

  • She was wriggling around in her seat, trying to get more comfortable.

  • The worm wriggled its way out of the jar.

Definition of wriggling


moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion


wiggly, wriggly, writhing

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Example Sentences for wriggling

  • 1

    Worms are wriggling on the leaf.

  • 2

    He tried to wriggle out of it.

  • 3

    I wrote them to be hard to wriggle out of.

  • 4

    In fact,you are trying to wriggle out of your accusations.

  • 5

    Don't try to wriggle out of some wholesome work.

  • 6

    Don't take it personally or try to wriggle out of what you said.

  • 7

    A double line zigzag means that the fingers wriggle or flutter out of sync.

  • 8

    The blimp's tail would wriggle like a trout to propel it through the air.

  • 9

    The tail itself continues to wriggle strongly for some minutes after detaching.

  • 10

    You said it so please don't try and dilute that or wriggle out of it.