verb (used without object), wrig·gled, wrig·gling.
verb (used with object), wrig·gled, wrig·gling.
Origin of wriggle
Examples from the Web for wriggle
The question is whether Netanyahu believes that he can wriggle his way out of serious peace negotiations once again.
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|Winston Ross|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And most of us felt compelled to find a witty repartee while trying to wriggle out of his clutches.
Once again, the Iranians made an apparent nuclear deal with the West, only to wriggle away at the eleventh hour yesterday.
You can physicalize your desire to probe and to confront and not allow someone to wriggle out of things.
Just then Mr. Blacksnake wedged his head in under the old log and began to push and wriggle harder than ever.Mother West Wind's Animal Friends|Thornton W. Burgess
Three bearing their weight upon it made the rope jerk and wriggle like an excited snake.The Trail Boys on the Plains|Jay Winthrop Allen
They had not acquired any powers of locomotion, but could just wriggle their tails like tadpoles.
We wriggle across the floor inelegantly and squat opposite to her.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
Its nose gets bigger as its toes cease to wriggle and learn to stand.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life|B. Lindsay
British Dictionary definitions for wriggle
Word Origin for wriggle
Word Origin and History 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."