verb (used without object)
Words nearby squirm
Origin of squirm
OTHER WORDS FROM squirmsquirm·er, nounsquirm·ing·ly, adverbun·squirm·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for squirm
I started to squirm in my chair and Jimbo put his hand back on my shoulder to settle me down.
Even with several judges on her payroll, Mandelbaum was not able to squirm out of the charges.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The negotiator added that she told him she “liked to watch them squirm around after they had been shot.”The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest|Michael Daly|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moments like these could cause ticket-buyers to squirm or, perhaps, reflect on their own capacity to overlook and forgive.Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Musical and the Moral Responsibility of an Artist|Brian Spitulnik|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With 330 million customers worldwide, the move is undoubtedly causing phone company executives to squirm.
He began to squirm out of my arms toward the table and the glass.The Melting of Molly|Maria Thompson Daviess
I wonder if men ever melt suddenly into little boys, and try to squirm and run back to hide their heads in their mothers' skirts.The Tinder-Box|Maria Thompson Daviess
A squirm, a twist, a comfortable roll of his stomach, a sudden jounce—and the thing was done.
She doesnt seem to appreciate your praise, my dear, said Violet, as the child began to squirm and cry.Elsie and Her Loved Ones|Martha Finley
I was afraid of my life he would clutch at my skirts as he fell or squirm up against me after he was down.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham