Squirm – meaning of the word

To move from side to side in an awkward way, sometimes because of nervousness, embarrassment, or pain. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To feel nervous or embarrassed about something. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If you squirm, you move your body from side to side, usually because you are nervous or uncomfortable. (Collins Dictionary)

If you squirm, you are very embarrassed or ashamed. (Collins Dictionary)E

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