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Synonyms of 'wiggle'

(verb) 
Definition
to move with jerky movements from side to side or up and down
She wiggled her fingers to attract his attention.
Synonyms
jerk
The car jerked to a halt.
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shake
Shake the rugs well and hang them out.
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wag
He wagged a disapproving finger at me.
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jiggle
He tapped his feet, hummed tunes and jiggled about.
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waggle
He was waggling his toes in his socks.
(verb) 
Definition
to move with jerky movements from side to side or up and down
A little worm was wiggling on the pavement.
Synonyms
squirm
He gave a feeble shrug and tried to squirm free.
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twitch
His left eyelid twitched involuntarily.
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writhe
He was writhing on the floor in agony.
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shimmy
(noun) 
Definition
a wiggling movement or walk
Push the fork in with your foot and give it a wiggle to make the holes bigger.
Synonyms
jerk
She gave the dog's lead a jerk.
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shake
blurring of photos caused by camera shake
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twitch
He developed a nervous twitch.
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wag
The dog gave a responsive wag of his tail.
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shimmy

Additional synonyms

in the sense of jiggle
Definition
to move with quick jerky movements
He tapped his feet, hummed tunes and jiggled about.
Synonyms
jog,
jig,
shimmy,
joggle
in the sense of shake
Definition
to move up and down or back and forth with short quick movements
Shake the rugs well and hang them out.
Synonyms
joggle
in the sense of shake
Definition
a tremor or vibration
blurring of photos caused by camera shake
Synonyms

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Thesaurus for wiggle from the Collins English Thesaurus
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