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Definition of the noun squirm
What does squirm mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: squirms
- the act of wiggling
Alternative definition of the noun squirm
- 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
- to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] Sylvia fidgeted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] into [Oblique, state] Sylvia fidgeted herself into a tizzy
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of squirm: twist / worm / wrestle / wriggle / writhe
- more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
- more specific word: wrench = make a sudden twisting motion
Alternative definition of the verb squirm
- To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.
- To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
- synonym: fidget
- To evade (a question, an interviewer etc).
- [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.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- music by Robert Prince
- genres: Horror, Natural horror film
- released in (38 years ago)
- "Squirm" is a composition, cataloged instance.
- music and lyrics by Bill Nelson
- "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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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.
The 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 ...
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
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb squirm:
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Leaving Sunny Saratoga for Bern, Switzerland, for a keynote at HotCDP/EuroSys.
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Part of an improv comedy workshop
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With all the winter gloom, this poor little guy has been starved of sunlight in recent months. So with this weekend's hint of spring weather, he got shifted to the bathroom windowsill to soak up the rays.
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- Squirm crawling in progress
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... and scratch
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- Squirm Burpee
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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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