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English definition of “writhe”

writhe

verb [I]     /raɪð/
to make large twisting movements with the body : The pain was so unbearable that he was writhing in agony . She was writhing around/about on the ground .Bending, twisting and curving informal to experience a very difficult or unpleasant situation or emotion , such as extreme embarrassment : He and four other senators were writhing in the glare of unfavorable publicity .Experiencing and suffering
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