Squirm vs Squirr - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between squirm and squirr
is that squirm
is to twist one’s body with snakelike motions while squirr
As a noun squirm
is a twisting, snakelike movement of the body.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.
* 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
- The prisoner managed to squirm out of the straitjacket.
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
- ...around us there had sprung up a perfect bedlam of screams and hisses and a seething caldron of hideous reptiles, devoid of fear and filled only with hunger and with rage. They clambered, squirmed and wriggled to the deck, forcing us steadily backward, though we emptied our pistols into them.
To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
- "Throw it away, dear, do," she said, as they got into the road; but Jacob squirmed away from her...
* 2010 , ,
- I recounted the embarrassing story in detail just to watch him squirm .
Questionable Content 1686: Twist in the Wind
- MARIGOLD: Should I tell them I know?
To evade (a question, an interviewer etc).
(figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion.
- DORA: Nah, let ’em squirm . Let’s go get some pie.
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, author=Michael Kevin Darling
, title=Tottenham 2 - 1 Bolton
, passage=The Dutchman then missed a retaken second spot-kick, before the Trotters hit back when Daniel Sturridge's shot squirmed
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* (twist with snakelike motions) writhe, wriggle
* (twist in discomfort) fidget
A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.