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squirm

US [skwɜrm]
UK [skwɜː(r)m]
  • n.蠕动;折腾;〈罕〉【航】绳索的扭曲
  • v.坐卧不宁;十分尴尬;羞愧难当;无地自容
  • Web扭动;恐怖食肉虫;难为情
Simple Present:squirms  Present Participle:squirming  Past Tense:squirmed  
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v.
1.
[i]
(因紧张、不舒服等)动来动去,来回扭动,坐卧不宁to move around a lot making small twisting movements, because you are nervous, uncomfortable, etc.
The children were squirming restlessly in their seats.
孩子们在位子上心神不定地动来动去。
Someone grabbed him but he managed to squirm free.
有人抓住他,但他设法挣脱了。
2.
[i]
十分尴尬;羞愧难当;无地自容to feel great embarrassment or shame
It made him squirm to think how badly he'd messed up the interview.
一想到自己把面试搞得有多糟,他就觉得无地自容。

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