Wiggle vs. Wriggle

Wiggle vs. Wriggle — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Wiggle and Wriggle

Wiggleverb

To move back and forth with quick irregular motions

The gelatin wiggled on the plate.

Wriggleverb

To turn or twist the body or a body part with writhing motions

The rabbit's nose wriggled.

Wiggleverb

To move or proceed with a twisting or turning motion; wriggle

wiggled restlessly in her chair.wiggled through the crowd.

Wriggleverb

To move or proceed with writhing motions

wriggle into a sleeping bag.wriggled out of his grasp.

Wiggleverb

To insinuate or extricate oneself by sly or subtle means

wiggled out of a social engagement.

Wriggleverb

To move with a wriggling motion

wriggle a toe.

Wiggleverb

To cause to move back and forth with quick irregular motions

wiggle a loose tooth.

Wriggleverb

To make (one's way, for example) by or as if by wriggling

He wriggled his way into her good graces.

Wiggleverb

To make (one's way, for example) by or as if by wiggling

The pitcher wiggled his way out of a jam.

Wrigglenoun

A wriggling movement.

Wigglenoun

A wiggling movement or course.

Wriggleverb

(intransitive) To twist one's body to and fro with short, writhing motions; to squirm.

Teachers often lose their patience when children wriggle in their seats.

Wiggleverb

To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.

Her hips wiggle as she walks.The jelly wiggles on the plate when you move it.

Wriggleverb

(transitive) To cause to or make something wriggle.

He was sitting on the lawn, wriggling his toes in the grass.

Wigglenoun

A rapid movement in alternating opposite directions, not necessarily regular.

She walked with a sexy wiggle.

Wrigglenoun

A wriggling movement.

Wigglenoun

(figurative) An alternating state or characteristic.

Wrigglenoun

the act of wiggling

Wigglenoun

(in the plural) See wiggles.

Wriggleverb

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

Wigglenoun

the act of wiggling

Wiggleverb

move to and fro;

Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!