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convulse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of convulse

  1. to make a series of small irregular or violent movements convulsing with silent laughter as the inept pianist blithely played on Synonyms of convulse agitate, bucket, shake, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to convulse rock, sway, swing; chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble; twitch; dodder, waver; flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave; beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb

Synonym Discussion of convulse

shake, agitate, rock, convulse mean to move up and down or to and fro with some violence. shake often carries a further implication of a particular purpose.
    • shake well before using
agitate suggests a violent and prolonged tossing or stirring.
    • an ocean agitated by storms
rock suggests a swinging or swaying motion resulting from violent impact or upheaval.
    • the whole city was rocked by the explosion
convulse suggests a violent pulling or wrenching as of a body in a paroxysm.
    • spectators were convulsed with laughter


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