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Pronunciation : Wrig"gle
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Freq. of wrig, probably from OE. wrikken to move to and fro; cf. LG. wriggeln, D. wrikken, Sw. vricka, Dan. vrikke.]
Definition : Defn: To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about. Both he and successors would often wriggle in their seats, as long as the cushion lasted. Swift.

i. [imp. & p. p. Wriggled; p. pr. & vb. n. Wriggling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wrig"gle
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm. Covetousness will wriggle itself out at a small hole. Fuller. Wriggling his body to recover His seat, and cast his right leg over. Hudibras.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wrig"gle
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible. [Obs.] "Their wriggle tails." Spenser.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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