In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(move)retorcersehe squirmed out through the bars — se escurrió por entre los barrotes
- he'll try to squirm out of doing it — va a tratar de hurtarle el cuerpo
- As if sensing his discomfort, the baby squirmed with an alarming vitality.
- I could hardly keep still, squirming and wriggling all the time.
- He squirmed and wriggled, ignoring the pain I know he must be feeling.
- She tried to pick him up but he was squirming and twisting to lick her face so much that she had to set him down.
- Johnny was refusing to eat his Cheerios and was squirming in his chair as his mother tried to feed him.
- I shouted, squirming and twisting my arm, trying to get it out of his grip.
- I lay there on the wood floors of my kitchen, squirming, as my body wanted to run itself against a wall.
- The child wriggled and squirmed, trying to pull himself out of their grasp.
- Befuddled by heat and sleep, she'd twist and squirm to pull on her modesty bestowing chador and headscarf.
- His body squirmed and screamed like it was too fragile for his heavy soul.
- I squirmed on the uncomfortable seat, trying to work some feeling back into my numb tailbone.
- The Wolf girl was grunting and squirming, her body wiggling from side to side.
- Strapped in their car seats, children make nightmarish passengers, wriggling, squirming and whining.
- She paused and studied him for a long moment until he finally squirmed in discomfort.
- Peering out past the bank, I could see our three shapes in the water, twisting and squirming in the current.
- Noelle didn't squirm or fidget, but she appeared uncomfortable.
- A technician discovered the dead rodent and believes it had squirmed into the body of the PC to keep warm.
- He gently took out a small bundle that began to squirm.
- They were lying utterly still or squirming in discomfort, some cradling injured arms.
- Helen grasped the young cat tightly in her arms, where it began to squirm nervously.
2(feel embarrassed)I still squirm when I remember — aún hoy me quiero morir (de vergüenza) cuando me acuerdo
- her voice makes me squirm — su voz me pone los pelos de punta
- she squirmed with embarrassment — no sabía dónde meterse de la vergüenza
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