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adjective as in creeping

adjective as in writhing

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Schaeffer remembers his father squirming when Pat Robertson talked about burning a reproduction of a nude by Modigliani.

As he spoke he plucked a solitary gold-fish squirming and twisting out of its globe.

Netanyahu, despite all his squirming, is no longer the boss.

A brief struggle ensues as several officers attempt to subdue a squirming Grant, his hands behind his back.

In December, he was compelled to sign onto the Ryan budget plan after months of squirming to avoid it.

The door opened, and a light shone through upon the squirming bundle that lay upon the step.

He began squirming around the turbine tanks, got past the first brace, and turned to attach it again.

Swinging the great loop above his head, he sent it squirming through the air.

Instead of using our hands for climbing, most of the time they were occupied with holding our squirming captives.

A fat little rascal, with a bobbing fuzzy poll and squirming limbs.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to squirming, such as: dragging, crawling, groveling, hobbling, inching, and null.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.