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Wriggle vs. Wiggle

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  • Wriggle (verb)

    To twist one's body to and fro with short, writhing motions; to squirm.

    "Teachers often lose their patience when children wriggle in their seats."

  • Wriggle (verb)

    To cause to or make something wriggle.

    "He was sitting on the lawn, wriggling his toes in the grass."

  • Wriggle (noun)

    A wriggling movement.

  • Wiggle (verb)

    To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.

    "Her hips wiggle as she walks."

    "The jelly wiggles on the plate when you move it."

  • Wiggle (noun)

    A rapid movement in alternating opposite directions, not necessarily regular.

    "She walked with a sexy wiggle."

  • Wiggle (noun)

    An alternating state or characteristic.

  • Wiggle (noun)

    See wiggles.

Wiktionary
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  • Wriggle (verb)

    To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about.

  • Wriggle

    To move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm.

  • Wriggle (adjective)

    Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible.

  • Wriggle (noun)

    Act of wriggling; a short or quick writhing motion or contortion.

  • Wiggle

    To move to and fro with a quick, jerking motion; to bend rapidly, or with a wavering motion, from side to side; to wag; to squirm; to wriggle; as, the dog wiggles his tail; the tadpole wiggles in the water.

  • Wiggle (noun)

    Act of wiggling; a wriggle.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Wriggle (noun)

    the act of wiggling

  • Wriggle (verb)

    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"

  • Wiggle (noun)

    the act of wiggling

  • Wiggle (verb)

    move to and fro;

    "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"

Princeton's WordNet
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