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writhe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of writhe

  1. 1 to cause to twine about one another <tends to writhe his fingers together when he's nervous or upset> Synonyms enlace, entwine, implicate [archaic], interlace, intertwist, interweave, inweave, lace, ply, twist, weave, wreathe, intertwineRelated Words braid, plait, plat, pleach; blend, fuse, join, link, mixNear Antonyms disentangle, uncoil, untangle, untwine, unwind

  2. 2 to make jerky or restless movements <writhing in pain from his injuries> Synonyms fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, fidgetRelated Words flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still




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