Fidget vs. Squirm

Fidget vs. Squirm — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Fidget and Squirm

Fidgetverb

(intransitive) To wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly.

Squirmverb

To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.

The prisoner managed to squirm out of the straitjacket.

Fidgetverb

(transitive) To cause to fidget; to make uneasy.

Squirmverb

To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.

I recounted the embarrassing story in detail just to watch him squirm.

Fidgetnoun

A nervous wriggling or twitching motion.

Squirmverb

To evade a question, an interviewer etc.

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Fidgetnoun

(informal) A person who fidgets, especially habitually.

Squirmverb

(figuratively) To move with a slow, irregular motion.

Fidgetnoun

a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion;

he's got the fidgetswaiting gave him a feeling of restlessness

Squirmnoun

A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.

Fidgetverb

move restlessly;

The child is always fidgeting in his seat

Squirmnoun

the act of wiggling

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Squirmverb

to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling);

The prisoner writhed in discomfortThe child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace