"wriggled" in the verb sense
1. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"
"The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
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