- 1to twist or move your body without stopping, often because you are in great pain She was writhing around on the floor in agony. The snake writhed and hissed.
- 2(figurative) He was writhing (= suffering a lot) with embarrassment.
NAmE//raɪð//[intransitive] writhe (about/around) (in/with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they writhe
he / she / it writhes
past simple writhed
-ing form writhing