Definition of Writhe

1. Verb. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling). "The streets writhe with crowds"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

Exact synonyms: Squirm, Twist, Worm, Wrestle, Wriggle
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Wrench
Derivative terms: Squirm, Squirmer, Twist, Twister, Wriggle, Wriggler



Definition of Writhe

1. v. t. To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring.

2. v. i. To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively.

3. v. t. To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring.

4. v. i. To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively.

Definition of Writhe

1. Verb. (transitive) To twist, to wring (something). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To contort (a part of the body). ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To twist or contort the body; to be distorted. ¹

4. Noun. (context: knot theory) The number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Writhe

1. to squirm or twist in pain [v WRITHED, WRITHING, WRITHES]

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