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Definition of writhe verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    writhe

     verb
    verb
    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
     
     
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  1. 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. 2(figurative) He was writhing (= suffering a lot) with embarrassment.
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