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 for wriggle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wriggle \Wrig"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wriggled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Wriggling.] [Freq. of wrig, probably from OE. wrikken to
     move to and fro; cf. LG. wriggeln, D. wrikken, Sw. vricka,
     Dan. vrikke.]
     To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions,
     like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about.
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           Both he and successors would often wriggle in their
           seats,
           as long as the cushion lasted.           --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wriggle \Wrig"gle\, v. t.
     To move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting
     and squirming; like a worm.
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           Covetousness will wriggle itself out at a small hole.
                                                    --Fuller.
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           Wriggling his body to recover
           His seat, and cast his right leg over.   --Hudibras.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wriggle \Wrig"gle\, a.
     Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible. [Obs.] "Their wriggle
     tails." --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wriggle \Wrig"gle\, n.
     Act of wriggling; a short or quick writhing motion or
     contortion.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wriggle
      n 1: the act of wiggling [syn: wiggle, wriggle, squirm]
      v 1: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when
           struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The
           child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace" [syn:
           writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "wriggle":
     fidget, flip out, flow, flutter, freak out on, get high on, glide,
     glow, go pitapat, have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave, jerk,
     ooze, palpitate, pant, quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shiver, slide,
     slip, squiggle, squirm, swell, swell with emotion, thrill,
     thrill to, throb, tingle, tingle with excitement, toss,
     toss and turn, tremble, tumble, turn on to, twist and turn, twitch,
     twitter, wag, waggle, wiggle, worm, writhe
  
  

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