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writhe

verb [I] uk   /raɪð/ us  
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. 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 unfavourable publicity.
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