French translation of 'wriggle'
[person, worm, snake] se tortiller
to wriggle in anticipation frétiller d’impatience
The children were wriggling in anticipation. Les enfants frétillaient d’impatience.
to wriggle into sth se tortiller pour enfiler qch
to wriggle out of sb’s arms s’extirper des bras de qn
to wriggle free s’extirper
to wriggle out of sth se défiler et ne pas faire qch
to wriggle out of doing sth se défiler et ne pas faire qch
[toes, fingers] remuer
She wriggled her toes. Elle remua les orteils.
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Example Sentences Including 'wriggle'
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Then he wriggled past me in the hall and went off into his life.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
The harder we try to wriggle free from it, the tighter it holds us in its grip.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Was she trying to wriggle free of boutique theatre?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But West Ham let them wriggle free as they squandered those three crucial chances.The Sun (2013)
Forest had aimed to wriggle clear of the bottom three for the first time in almost four months.The Sun (2008)
His ability to wriggle past people was fantastic.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Instead, they were almost allowed to wriggle free.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
After three days the maid wriggled free and used the rope to climb out of a window.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
And how much they wriggle about.The Sun (2007)
But be warned - emotionally this movie will reach deep into the pit of your stomach and wriggle your guts about before wrenching them out.The Sun (2008)
But she got wedged in and battled for an hour to try and wriggle free.The Sun (2013)
He tried to wriggle away - but she clung on, until his trainers came off and he fled barefoot.The Sun (2008)
He was high on drugs and when the officer grabbed his arm, he bit her wrist and wriggled free.The Sun (2011)
She managed to wriggle away from him and run home.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She wriggled free after the raiders fled the boat.The Sun (2009)
Those who wriggle free are spared and it is easier for a man to do so.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: wriggle VERB
If you wriggle or wriggle part of your body, you twist and turn with quick movements, for example because you are uncomfortable.
The babies are wriggling on their tummies.
Translation of wriggle from the Collins English to French Dictionary