Squirming
Squirm Squirm (skw[~e]rm), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squirmed} (skw[~e]rmd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squirming}.] [Cf. {Swarm} to climb a tree.] To twist about briskly with contortions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe. [1913 Webster]

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