Synonyms of 'wriggle'
1 jiggleDictionary, turn, twist
The audience were fidgeting and wriggling in their seats.
2 wiggleDictionary, jerk, wag
She pulled off her shoes and stockings and wriggled her toes.
idiomwriggle out of something
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Something that snakes in a particular direction goes in that direction in a line with a lot of bends.
The road snaked through the forested mountains.
If you squirm, you move your body from side to side, usually because you are nervous or uncomfortable.
He gave a feeble shrug and tried to squirm free.
When something such as a wheel turns, or when you turn it, it continually moves around in a particular direction.
As the wheel turned, the potter shaped the clay.
Thesaurus for wriggle from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you wriggle or wriggle part of your body, you twist and turn with quick movements, for example because you are uncomfortable .