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Definitions of writhe

  1. To twist; to be distorted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To twist with violence; wrench; distort, as the body in pain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To wrest; to distort; to pervert. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To extort; to wring; to wrest. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To twist with violence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To turn to and fro: to twist violently: to wrest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To contort or change the form of the body; as, to writhe with pain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (esp. when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort."; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To twist; turn violently. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for writhe

  1. Pat proceeded to give utterance to a series of hollow and extraordinary groans, and to writhe in a manner intended to convey the extreme agony of the rich man. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  2. I have seen people weep bitterly, and writhe and struggle, but yet hug on to their idols, and in vain you try to shake them from them. – Godliness by Catherine Booth
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