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squig·gle

 (skwĭg′əl)
n.
A small wiggly mark or scrawl.
intr.v. squig·gled, squig·gling, squig·gles
1. To squirm and wriggle.
2. To make squiggles.

[Perhaps blend of squirm and wiggle.]

squig′gly adj.

squiggle

(ˈskwɪɡəl)
n
1. a mark or movement in the form of a wavy line; curlicue
2. an illegible scrawl
vb
3. (intr) to wriggle
4. (Art Terms) (intr) to form or draw squiggles
5. (Art Terms) (tr) to make into squiggles
[C19: perhaps a blend of squirm + wiggle]
ˈsquiggler n
ˈsquiggly adj

squig•gle

(ˈskwɪg əl)

n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a short, irregular curve or twist, as in writing or drawing.
v.i.
2. to move in or appear as squiggles.
v.t.
3. to form in or cause to appear as squiggles; scribble.
[1830–40;perhaps b. squirm and wriggle]
squig′gly, adj.

squiggle


Past participle: squiggled
Gerund: squiggling

Imperative
squiggle
squiggle
Present
I squiggle
you squiggle
he/she/it squiggles
we squiggle
you squiggle
they squiggle
Preterite
I squiggled
you squiggled
he/she/it squiggled
we squiggled
you squiggled
they squiggled
Present Continuous
I am squiggling
you are squiggling
he/she/it is squiggling
we are squiggling
you are squiggling
they are squiggling
Present Perfect
I have squiggled
you have squiggled
he/she/it has squiggled
we have squiggled
you have squiggled
they have squiggled
Past Continuous
I was squiggling
you were squiggling
he/she/it was squiggling
we were squiggling
you were squiggling
they were squiggling
Past Perfect
I had squiggled
you had squiggled
he/she/it had squiggled
we had squiggled
you had squiggled
they had squiggled
Future
I will squiggle
you will squiggle
he/she/it will squiggle
we will squiggle
you will squiggle
they will squiggle
Future Perfect
I will have squiggled
you will have squiggled
he/she/it will have squiggled
we will have squiggled
you will have squiggled
they will have squiggled
Future Continuous
I will be squiggling
you will be squiggling
he/she/it will be squiggling
we will be squiggling
you will be squiggling
they will be squiggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squiggling
you have been squiggling
he/she/it has been squiggling
we have been squiggling
you have been squiggling
they have been squiggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squiggling
you will have been squiggling
he/she/it will have been squiggling
we will have been squiggling
you will have been squiggling
they will have been squiggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squiggling
you had been squiggling
he/she/it had been squiggling
we had been squiggling
you had been squiggling
they had been squiggling
Conditional
I would squiggle
you would squiggle
he/she/it would squiggle
we would squiggle
you would squiggle
they would squiggle
Past Conditional
I would have squiggled
you would have squiggled
he/she/it would have squiggled
we would have squiggled
you would have squiggled
they would have squiggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squiggle - a short twisting linesquiggle - a short twisting line    
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
2.squiggle - an illegible scrawl; "his signature was just a squiggle but only he could make that squiggle"
cacography, scrawl, scribble, scratch - poor handwriting

squiggle

verb
To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side:
Translations

squiggle

[ˈskwɪgl] Ngarabato m

squiggle

[ˈskwɪgəl] n (= curly line) → ligne f ondulée (= writing) → gribouillis m

squiggle

nSchnörkel m
vt to squiggle a line under somethingeine Wellenlinie unter etw (acc)machen

squiggle

[ˈskwɪgl]
1. nscarabocchio
2. viscarabocchiare
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