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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

noun

  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

verb

  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.

Film

"Squirm" is a 1976 American nature horror film directed by Jeff Lieberman, and starring Don Scardino and Patricia Pearcy. The plot follows a small Georgia town that becomes inundated with flesh-burrowing worms. It 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.

Music

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

Groups

  1. Squirm were a New Zealand alternative rock group based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The band played from 1991 to 1997 and released two albums and one 6-track EP.
    • albums: "Spastic Sarcastic", "Whip Me Honey", "Mastermistakemaker"
  2. Squirm is a musical group.
    • albums: "Where the Dead Only Eat Virgin Flesh", "Dead Horror"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Squirm

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Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Squirm or squirt (public schools), small obnoxious boy. (American), to get a squirm on, to begin moving, to bestir oneself. Properly to wriggle. Turn out your bundle quick, get a squirm on you ! — Dttnit Fnt Pnts. Squirt (Harvard University), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Squirm or squirt (public schools), small obnoxious boy. (American), to get a squirm on, to begin moving, to bestir oneself. Properly to wriggle. . Turn out your bundle quick, get a squirm on you ! — Detroit Free Press. Squirt (Harvard University) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

Squirm. Squirming like a scorched moth. — G. Vere Tyler. Squirm like a speared Eel. — Arte mus Ward. Stable. Stable as earth. — Thomas Black- lock. Stage (see Theatre). Stagger. Staggered away as a defeated man staggers away from the ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1865)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

To Squirm. To wriggle like an eel. The sound of a whizzing movement, as shown under Squir, is represented by the syllables whirr, ...

Google previewUniversal Home and School Dictionary of the English Language, Self-pronouncing ... (1914)

squirm. gle;. writhe. cnuir ppI (skwer'el), n. a small squir-rei rodent with a long bushy tall. omilrt !>kw8rt), v.t. to eject squirt flutd from a smal! ori. flee; spurt: n. a small jet; an Instrument for ejecting water, etc. cf-oK (stab), v.t, to pierce with olflU a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century (1881)

by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

Bailey gives squirm as a South country word, meaning "to move very nimbly about, spoken of an eel." SQUIRE. (1) To wait or attend upon. (2) A squire of the body, originally the attendant on a knight, but the term was afterwards applied to a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century by James Orchard Halliwell (1855)

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Bailey gives squirm as a South country word, meaning “ to move very nimbly about, spoken of an eel." SQUIRE. (1) To wait or attend upon. (2) A squire of the body, originally the attendant on a knight, but the term was afterwards applied to a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic & Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs & Ancient Customs, Form the Fourteenth Century (1852)

by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

Bailey gives squirm as a South country word, meaning "to move very nimbly about, spoken of an eel." SQUIRE. (1) To wait or attend upon. (2) A squire of the body, originally the attendant on a knight, but the term was afterwards applied to a ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Rhyming Dictionary (2013)

All the Essential Words in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by Kevin Mitchell

inquire inspire justifier liar magnifier multiplier mystifier perspire prior prophesier require retire satisfier sire squire supplier testifier tire transpire wire Firm affirm confirm germ reaffirm sperm squirm term worm First burst cursed nursed outburst ...

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Usage statistics about squirm

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb squirm:

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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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