English version

wriggle out of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwriggle out of something phrasal verb1 AVOIDto avoid doing something by using clever excuses syn get out of something Don’t try to wriggle out of your responsibilities.2 to take off a tight piece of clothing by twisting your body from side to side She wriggled out of her dress. wriggle→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wriggle out of I know what that means-even when he promises, he always wriggles out of paying his share of anything.He can not pay the tax, and does everything he can to wriggle out of their demand.
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Verb table
wriggle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywriggle
he, she, itwriggles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywriggled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wriggled
he, she, ithas wriggled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wriggled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wriggle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wriggled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wriggling
he, she, itis wriggling
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you, we, theyare wriggling
Past
I, he, she, itwas wriggling
you, we, theywere wriggling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wriggling
he, she, ithas been wriggling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wriggling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wriggling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wriggling
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