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writhe

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verb \ˈrīth\

Simple Definition of writhe

  • : to twist your body from side to side

Full Definition of writhe

writhedwrith·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to twist into coils or folds b :  to twist so as to distort :  wrench c :  to twist (the body or a bodily part) in pain

  3. 2 :  intertwine

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to move or proceed with twists and turns <writhed to the music>

  6. 2 :  to twist from or as if from pain or struggling

  7. 3 :  to suffer keenly

writhe noun

Examples of writhe

  1. She lay on the floor, writhing in pain.

  2. a nest of writhing snakes



Origin of writhe

Middle English, from Old English wrīthan; akin to Old Norse rītha to twist


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with writhe


WRITHE Defined for Kids

writhe

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verb \ˈrīth\

Definition of writhe

writhedwrith·ing

  1. :  to twist and turn from side to side <She was writhing in pain.>





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