|Origin:||Probably from Middle Low German wriggeln|
to twist your body from side to side with small quick movements:
Stop wriggling and let me put your T-shirt on.
He wriggled through the window.
The dog wriggled free and ran off.
to move a part of your body backwards and forwards with small movements:
She took off her shoes and wriggled her toes.
a wriggly worm
wriggle out of somethingphrasal verb
to avoid doing something by using clever excuses [= get out of something]:
Don't try to wriggle out of your responsibilities.
to take off a tight piece of clothing by twisting your body from side to side:
She wriggled out of her dress.