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wriggle

noun

1 wriggle

The act of wiggling.

synonyms: squirm, wiggle.



verb

1 wriggle

To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling):
— The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace.

synonyms: squirm, twist, worm, wrestle, writhe.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: draaien, kronkelen, ontwijken, spartelen, vervormen, wiebelen, wriemelen, wringen


Moby thesaurus: fidget, flip out, flow, flutter, freak out on, get high on, glide, glow, go pitapat, have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave, jerk, ooze, palpitate, pant, quake, quaver, quiver, shake ... show more.

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