What Does Squirm Mean?


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Swarda Padwal Profile
Swarda Padwal answered
The origin of the word 'squirm' is unknown. When someone squirms, he is said to be twisting in a snake-like motion. For example: she was squirming with pain. It indicates that she was in agony. The verb squirm also means 'to feel humiliation or embarrassment'. For example: he squirmed at the probing questions that were being asked. It implies that he was at discomfort because of embarrassment.

The act of wriggling or squirming is called squirm. Even a twisting movement is termed squirm.
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Simon answered
It really makes my sister squirm when I bring in insects I've found in the garden.

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