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Physical DiscomfortPlay
Use 'squirm' when describing someone moving due to physical discomfort, not only emotional states. SlideThe tight shoes made him squirm with every step.
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Subtle DistressPlay
'Squirm' often indicates a mild or controlled expression of unease, not extreme panic or fear. SlideShe squirmed under the cold stethoscope but remained silent.
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Social SituationsPlay
Use 'squirm' to describe reactions to awkward or embarrassing social situations. SlideHe squirmed when they recounted his karaoke performance.