squirmer


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squirm

 (skwûrm)
intr.v. squirmed, squirm·ing, squirms
1. To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.
2. To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
n.
1. The act of squirming.
2. A squirming movement.

[Origin unknown.]

squirm′er n.
squirm′y adj.
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Noun1.squirmer - one who can't stay still (especially a child)squirmer - one who can't stay still (especially a child); "the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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Aren't they beauties?" said the proud papa, beaming upon the little red squirmers as if they were unfledged angels.
The fightback looked unlikely but keeper Neil Parry couldn't hold Simeon Jackson's second-half squirmer and Cody Cooke pounced.
Mitrovic, a controversial figure who has split fans, is the real squirmer. He made it five goals in 14 days this week as Fulham continue to barnstorm the Championship.