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Definition of the noun squirm

What does squirm mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: squirms

  1. the act of wiggling

Alternative definition of the noun squirm


  1. A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.

Definition of the verb squirm

What does squirm mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: squirmed | squirming | squirms

  1. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Alternative definition of the verb squirm


  1. To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.
  2. To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
  3. To evade (a question, an interviewer etc).
  4. [figuratively] To move in a slow, irregular motion.


"Squirm" is a 1976 "nature-strikes-back" horror film starring Don Scardino and Patricia Pearcy. It was the debut of cult horror director Jeff Lieberman and remains the director's most popular film. Squirm also features early makeup work from Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker. The film was shot over the course of 24 days in Port Wentworth, Georgia.


  1. "Squirm" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Squirm" is a composition.


Squirm were a New Zealand alternative rock group based in Christchurch New Zealand. The band played from 1991–1997 and released 2 albums and one 6 track ep.

  • albums: "Spastic Sarcastic", "Whip Me Honey", "Mastermistakemaker"

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Google previewZolar's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Dreams (2010)

Fully Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Zolar

catching things with a: will squirm until you master many things. fish, a: a secret passion swells in you for a long-time acquaintance. having a: the source of a generous gesture will surprise you. using a: are obstinate about unworthy projects.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Nulla foro rabies, aut strictse jurgia legis : Mores jura viris : solum, et sine fascibus, squirm. The night which so long overshadowed the human mind was now come: yet, in the deepest gloom of the middle ages, some faint glimmerings are to be ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2004)

by William L. Richter

Once again Chase felt obliged to resign, but Lincoln kept the letter to see the secretary squirm. In July, over a minor patronage problem, Chase resigned once more, and this time, considering him no longer to be a possible opponent for the ...

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Usage statistics about squirm

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Wince Cringe Quail Squirm Wriggle Writhe - ESL British English Pronunciation

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Quotes about squirm

I can look back at stuff I wrote in my early days and squirm at some of the mistakes I made. But we're all learning every day; we never stop. I just hope people keep on liking what I do. That gives me such a kick. (Paul Kane)
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Scrabble value of S1Q10U1I1R1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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