They fidget constantly and can rarely sleep, sometimes going a month or more on two to three hours of sleep a night.
One evening Marie, who was sitting by her mother's side, began to fidget and complain of an uneasy sensation in her back.
The bird looked at his dismal face and began to fidget awkwardly.
But he began to fidget—which was a sign that he was worried.
She ceased to fidget with the furniture, and came to the mantelpiece by which I was standing.
Even the quietest of them began to fidget and strain at their head-ropes the moment they scented the water.
He began to fidget, and finally bent down and looked under the table.
We shall be all right, Stan,” said Uncle Jeff heartily; “it is we who will have to fidget about you.
"Well, I'll go and fidget up stairs with Graham," said he; and so he left the room.
Cotherstone began to fidget with some account books and papers that he had brought from his house.
1670s, as the fidget "uneasiness," later the fidgets, from a 16c. verb fidge "move restlessly," perhaps from Middle English fiken "to fidget, hasten," from Old Norse fikjask "to desire eagerly" (cf. German ficken "to move about briskly;" see fuck).
1670s (implied in fidgetting); see fidget (n.). Related: Fidgeted.