verb (used without object), wrig·gled, wrig·gling.
verb (used with object), wrig·gled, wrig·gling.
Origin of wriggle
Related Words for wrigglesquirm, crawl, sneak, zigzag, dodge, glide, jerk, wag, convulse, skew, writhe, jiggle, twist, turn, ooze, slip, waggle, twitch, slink, snake
Examples from the Web for wriggle
Contemporary Examples of wriggle
Like Nadler, Cohen—who is also Jewish—substituted “Jewish” for “gay” and watched Riggle wriggle.Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews
June 14, 2014
The question is whether Netanyahu believes that he can wriggle his way out of serious peace negotiations once again.Bibi In A Corner On Peace Process?
February 8, 2013
To wriggle your way into private sessions with top industry execs?Meeting Merkel, Schmoozing With Charlize: 10 Things You Need to Know About the World Economic Forum in Davos
January 22, 2013
And most of us felt compelled to find a witty repartee while trying to wriggle out of his clutches.The DSK Case: Flirting, Groping, and Rape
May 24, 2011
Once again, the Iranians made an apparent nuclear deal with the West, only to wriggle away at the eleventh hour yesterday.Iran's Shell Game
October 23, 2009
Historical Examples of wriggle
There it stood quite still, except that the snakes continued to wriggle.The Miraculous Pitcher
But being small Pee-wee was able to wriggle out of almost anything.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Tamils old and young move when they laugh or even smile; in fact they wriggle.Lotus Buds
Then he allowed it to wriggle about until in time its head faced the Englishmen.The Fiery Totem
You have to lie flat on your stomach, and wriggle about as if you were swimming.
Word Origin for wriggle
late 15c., from Middle Low German wrigglen "to wriggle," from Proto-Germanic *wrig-, *wreik- "to turn" (see wry). Related to Old English wrigian "to turn, incline, go forward."