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writhe

writhe

 
 
pronunciation:
raIth
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: writhed, writhes, writhing
definition 1: to twist and turn the body as in pain, discomfort, struggle, or embarrassment; squirm.
The wounded soldier writhed in pain.
synonyms:
squirm, twist
similar words:
contort, flail, jerk, thrash, toss, twitch, wriggle
definition 2: to move by twisting or contorting the body, as a snake.
synonyms:
wiggle, wriggle
similar words:
snake, twist, worm
definition 3: to suffer acute discomfort or embarrassment.
He writhed under the insult.
synonyms:
squirm
similar words:
agonize
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to twist and turn (the body, tentacles, or the like) as in pain or struggle.
similar words:
contort, flail, jerk, thrash, wriggle
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part of speech: noun
definition: a violent twisting or turning movement.
similar words:
jerk, squirm, twist, wiggle, wriggle
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derivations: writhingly (adv.), writher (n.)