how to pronounce squirm


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squirm is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of squirm in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… stuff that makes you squirm I'm talking …”

meanings of squirm


  1. To twist one's body with snakelike motions.
  2. To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
  3. To evade a question, an interviewer etc.


  1. A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.

squirm frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word squirm occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics squirm can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that squirm can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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