The distinction caused Holloway distress and she fidgeted and sniffled through the remainder of her testimony.
He fidgeted, wriggled; thrust his head first from one window, then from the other.
He seemed to be embarrassed, too—he fidgeted and tossed twigs and pebbles into the river.
Aunt Judy fidgeted from the kitchen to the house, and from the house to the kitchen, in mortal fear for the credit of her supper.
She fidgeted toward the door with a glance over her shoulder.
He fidgeted, and at last longed childishly to see them wink.
Ferrers fidgeted until he could endure the silence no longer.
Miss Bruce fidgeted with the fire-irons, dropped them, and apologized.
This woman knew how to stir them, and there was an expressive murmur, while some fidgeted.
Lilienfeld, red as a lobster with rage, fidgeted on his seat.
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.