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Definition of writhe verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [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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