Definitions for wriggleˈrɪg əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wrig•gleˈrɪg əl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling
(v.i.)to twist to and fro; writhe; squirm.
to move along by twisting and turning the body, as a worm or snake.
to make one's way by shifts or expedients (often fol. by out):
to wriggle out of a difficulty.
(v.t.)to cause to wriggle:
to wriggle one's hips.
to bring, get, make, etc., by wriggling:
to wriggle one's way through a tunnel.
(n.)the act of wriggling; a wriggling movement.
Origin of wriggle:
1485–95; < MLG wriggelen (c. D wriggelen), freq. of *wriggen to twist, turn, akin to OE wrīgian to twist; see wry
wiggle, wriggle, squirm(verb)
the act of wiggling
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move with small, quick twisting movements
He wriggled out from under the bed.
A wriggling movement.
To slightly twist one's body and quickly move one's limbs.
Teachers often lose their patience when children wriggle in their seats.
To cause to or make something wriggle.
He was sitting on the lawn, wriggling his toes in the grass.
to move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about
to move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm
wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible
Translations for wriggle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a wriggling movement.
- contorçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die WindungGerman
- حرکت مارپیچFarsi
- gerakan menggeliatIndonesian
- sukinėjimasis, išsisukimasLithuanian
- locīšanās; grozīšanāsLatvian
- wicie/kręcenie sięPolish
- حرکت مارپیچPersian
- رغښتنه، تاوو، پيچ، رغړېدنهPashto
- şerpuire, încolăcireRomanian
- vridning, slingrande rörelseSwedish
- yerinde duramamaTurkish
- 蠕動Chinese (Trad.)
- вигин; закрутUkrainian
- بل یا لہرUrdu
- sự vặn vẹoVietnamese
- 蠕动Chinese (Simp.)
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