- squirm (v.)
- 1690s, originally referring to eels, of unknown origin; sometimes associated with worm or swarm, but perhaps imitative. Figurative sense "to be painfully affected, to writhe inside" is from 1804. Related: Squirmed; squirming. As a noun from 1839.
- 1. He gave a feeble shrug and tried to squirm free.
- 2. Mentioning religion is a sure way to make him squirm.
- 3. Right now , serious programmer - type readers are beginning to squirm in their seats.
- 说到这里, 严肃的程序员立即开始局促不安.
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- 4. It made him squirm to think how he'd messed up the interview.
- 5. Each time he recalled this he wanted to squirm in his seat.
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